1 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
nought 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.
2 Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
thou my great Father, thy child let me be;
thou in me dwelling, and I one with thee.
3 Riches I heed not, nor earth'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.
4 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.