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“Be Thou My Vision”  - Aileen Gilchrist  –  A Music Video
Dawn Hartnett

“Be Thou My Vision” - Aileen Gilchrist – A Music Video

Did you ever wonder where one of the world's most popular hymns came from? The words were written around the 8th century, or maybe even earlier, in Ireland, but they weren't translated into English until 1905 by Mary Bryne. In 1912 the words were put into verse form by Eleanor Hull and in 1919 they were set to a traditional Irish tune called Slane. And we have been singing it ever since. Lyrics below. Listen to more of Aileen's music at and on the Godly Music pages of Aileen's website is Thanks so much for watching Dawn Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art. Thou my best Thought, by day or by night, Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light. Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word; I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord; Thou my great Father, I Thy true son; Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one. Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight; Be Thou my Armour, and be Thou my Might; Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower: Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power. Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise, Thou mine Inheritance, now and always: Thou and Thou only, first in my heart, High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art. High King of Heaven, my victory won, May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun! Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
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