Tune: SLANE

Composer: Irish folk melody

Author: 8th-century hymn, trans. Mary Elizabeth Byrne, vers. Eleanor Hull, 1912

View lyrics
VERSE 1:
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.

VERSE 2:
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.

VERSE 3:
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.

VERSE 4:
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.
band with solo violin

Key: D

lead sheet

solo violin score and part

live recording

band with solo flute

Same arrangement as solo violin. The guitar and piano tutorials apply to either arrangement.

Key: D

lead sheet

solo flute

flute score and part

piano tutorial

guitar tutorial

orchestra, piano, TTBB

Men's choral parts are optional

orchestration (score and parts)

choral score

live recording

Insturmental

Title: "Meditation on SLANE." Almost identical to the orchestration for the congregationl arrangement, but for instruments only. Suitable for a processional or prelude.

Key: D

full score

orchestration (score and parts)

simple chord chart

chord and capo charts that match the hymnal score

Key: Eb

chord chart

capo chart