"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Be Thou My Vision ~ Slane

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 Thy my true Word, I ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord; Thou my great Father and I Thy true son, Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one.
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.
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart, High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
"Therefore we have as our ambition , whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him."
II Corinthians 5:9 * Old Irish melody. There are many more verses, some worded differently, but I love them all .


Dolores said...

What a wonderful blessing to wake up and read the words to this beautiful song. I can remember hearing and singing it all my life......it's among one of my favorites.

The leaves are gorgeous!!! Our leaves are still green or brown from the drought.......

Thanks for making my heart sing.

Connie said...

Beautiful leaves, Kathy, and such lovely lyrics too. I hope you have a nice Sunday. :)

Anonymous said...

Love that hymn! I think it is one of my Mom's favorites.



Debbie said...

I absolutely love that song! Lovely staging with the leaves. Have a great week!

Pondside said...

I, too, love this hymn and have heard the air sun by an Irishman - beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful hymn and fall photos this afternoon, Kathy. God bless you and your family.

Deanna said...

Sweet post!
God bless you and may you have an awesome Autumn!!!

Southern Comfort said...

This is one of my favorite hymns! Thank you so much Kathy. The leaves were so beautiful too...we don't have any fall color here. Maybe later? Your post gave me very peaceful feeling..thanks. By the way, how are you? I think about you often and hope that you too are having a peaceful autumn.

LindaSue said...

one of my favorites also - beautiful presentation -

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post! Lovely photos and the Irish arrangement is perfection! Love the Celtic expression in music!

Joy in the vision!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful thing to wake up to. It fills me with so much power.

Thank you for doing such a beautiful post. The leaves look so gorgeous.

La said...

Beautiful photos.

I see from your previous post that you love pitchers too.

Have a wonderful week!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

This has always been one of my favorite songs, any and all versions. Thank you, Kathy, for posting it today.