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.
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.
Be Thou my battle shield, my sword for the fight;
be Thou my armor, and be Thou my might;
Thou my soul’s shelter, and Thou my high tower:
raise Thou me heavenward, O power of my power.
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.
from Liturgy of Seasons-Vol. I: Autumn's March,
released September 23, 2014
words by Dallán Forgaill (6th century); English adaptation by Eleanor Hull (1912); edited by David A. Cover (2013)
traditional Irish folk melody, Slane; arrangement by Steven Aguilar, Andrew Camp, David A. Cover, Rhett Johnson, Ryan Ponder, & Andrew Luley
Andrew Camp – vocals
Nathan Casey – group vocals
David A. Cover – electric guitars & group vocals
Rhett Johnson – electric guitars & group vocals
Ryan Ponder – bass guitar & group vocals
Andrew Luley – drums, shaker, & tambourine
Johnny Tucker – group vocals
Jake Wandel – group vocals