Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Favorite Hymn

My friend asked me recently to come up with some of my favorite hymns and praise songs for her.  
That got me thinking and I'm going to make a list for her.
One that I didn't have to think about was this one.
It is my FAVORITE hymn ever.
And I especially love this version.....

I also, especially like the words of this song.
Such a challenge for me.....

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 Dignity, Thou my Delight;
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.

That's it.  My favorite hymn of all time!
Now, I'm curious!

What's your favorite hymn?

in HIM--


Carol said...

How Great Thou Art! I can still hear my dad singing it as I am sure he is doing with the Lord now!

LeeAnne said...

"Just a Closer Walk With Thee" Dad was in the Navy, so we traveled quite a bit. My older brother and I would sit in the back seat of the car, Dad driving and this is one of the songs he taught us to sing. Even now when I hear the melody, I think about my Dad and how much he taught me about Loving my God. Missing you POPS!!

Shannon Richardson said...

This is my favorite too!! :) The congregation sang this at my wedding. I love the tune, but most importantly, the words.