Hymn: Be Thou My Vision

May 27, 2018
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  1. My absolute favorite hymn!
    He sang the version I learned in school, but he left out two stanzas that never fail to fill my heart and soul:
    after “Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee, one.” comes
    “Be Thou my battleshield (or “breastplate” if you prefer), Sword for the Fight, be Thou my whole armor, be Thou my true Might!” “Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my High Tower, raise Thou me Heavenward, great Power of my Power.”
    Followed by:
    “Riches I heed not, nor mans’ empty praise. Thou my inheritance, now and always! Thou and Thou only, first in my heart; High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.”
    Then, “High King of Heaven, my victory won, may I reach Heaven’s Joys, O bright Heaven’s sun? Great Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my Vision, O Ruler of All!”
    Oh, and I was always taught that a Celtic battle roar was mandatory after the final line. πŸ˜€ (because it’s a Celtic hymn [the headmaster said “battle-hymn”] from the 500s or 700s AD, of course!)

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