BE THOU MY VISION (REDUX) / JM

BE THOU MY VISION (REDUX)
Lyrics by Josh McGary
Original words by Dallan Forgaill
Translated by Mary Elizabeth Byrne and Eleanor Hull

[Verse 1]

G Em C G
Be Thou my vision O Lord of my heart
D C D
Nothing be all to me, except who you are
Em C G C D
be my best thoughts, in day and in night
G Em C G
When Waking or sleeping, my presence my light.

[Verse 2]

G Em C G
Be now my wisdom, and be my true word
D C D
I’m ever with you, and your with me, Lord
Em C G C D
be my great Father, and have me your son;
G Em C G
In my heart dwelling, as we become one.

[Verse 3]

G Em C G
Be now my battle Shield, Sword for the fight
D C D
Be now my Dignity, and my Delight
Em C G C D
Be my soul’s Shelter, and be my high Tower:
G Em C G
Raise me to heaven, as I need your power.

[Verse 4]

G Em C G
Riches I don’t need, or man’s empty praise
D C D
you’re my inheritance now and always:
Em C G C D
now and now ever, be first in my heart
G Em C G
High King of heaven, my treasure you are.

[Chorus]

Em C G C D
O God be my everything, be my delight
G Em C G
Jesus in glory, my soul satisfied (2x)

[Verse 5]

G Em C G
High King of heaven, with victory, won,
D C D
May I see heaven’s joy, by your bright Son!
Em C G C D
Heart of my own heart, whatever may fall,
G Em C G
Stay Lord my vision, the Ruler of all. (line x2)

[Chorus]

Em C G C D
O God be my everything, be my delight
G Em C G
Jesus in glory, my soul satisfied (x2)

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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