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Be Thou My Vision feat. Christy Nockels - Jake Weidmann

In the heart of Ireland near the 6th century, ""Be Thou My Vision,"" was written as a Lorica, a prayer of protection. The poet, Dallán Forgaill, was blind. His poem was later sung to the tune of ""Slane,” named after the Hill where St. Patrick let his light shine for Christ.

Over a thousand years after ‘Be Thou My Vision,’ was written the global Church continues to join in the refrain, “Heart of my own heart whatever befall // Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Musical artists, Christy and Nathan Nockels, collaborate with visual artist and Master Penman, Jake Weidmann to usher in a beloved hymn of old for a new generation so that it might live on in the body of Christ.

Length: 6mins



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!


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 Son!

Heart of my own heart

Whatever befall,

Still be my vision,

O Ruler of all!


Oh bright heaven son

Be my vision

Oh heart of my own heart

Be my vision

Oh heart of my own heart

Still be my vision

Be Thou My Vision


Writers: Dallán Forgaill Translated by Mary E. Byrne

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