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Be Thou My Vision

Joseph Morrow - January 24, 2017

Be Thou My Vision, sight, sing, song, Vision, wisdom
Sunday's Songs
My Hope Is Built
In Christ Alone
Be Thou My Vision
Come What May

Be Thou My Vision was written by a sixth century Irish poet named Eochaid Forgaill. After he lost his sight from an intense study of Scripture, he was nicknamed Dallan, meaning little blind one. It's remarkable that the Light of The World blinded Dallan while giving him true sight in His Word.

Be Thou My Vision was a poem & prayer, written by a blind man who asked God to be his sight, his everything.

Later, the Irish poet was given another nickname: Dallan Eigeas, meaning little blind & learned one.

Be Thou my Vision, O God. You are my best thought. Your presence is my light. Be my wisdom, my true Word, my Father, my battle Shield, my Sword, my dignity, my delight, my soul’s shelter, my inheritance, my treasure, my High King, my victory, my joy, my heart. Whatever may come, be my vision, O Ruler of all!

Would you join me in praying as much for our church family?

We will sing Be Thou My Vision this Sunday. As we meditate on these words, may Christ be our vision:

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. -Hebrews 1.3-4

King Jesus is the exact imprint of God's nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power!

Here is a link to the original poem, translated to English by Mary Byrne in 1905. May you enjoy it as much as I have.

In hope that He is your sight & song,

Joseph Morrow