Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou My Vision is one of the world’s most gorgeous traditional hymns. It’s originally Irish, but it’s so beautiful that it’s very well known in most Christian churches, though that sadly doesn’t include the one I belong to.

There are several different English versions of the text. I took liberties with all of them. I wasn’t such a fan of the battle imagery in one verse. (That imagery is fine in a different kind of song, but I don’t think it really fits with this melody.) I also modified the verse about being God’s son.¬†I wrote this for high voice (mine), and I’m not a son.

My arrangement for high voice and piano is now available here.

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An Irish cross in the cemetery at the Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland
***This post was originally published on my old site here.