The melody to Be Thou My Vision that I grew up learning is not the one that is popular today. Both versions are lovely, but I had to share this one, since it is hard to find! I learned it from the 1951 St. Pius X hymnal. The melody is by J.H. Desroequettes, and the translation is by Eleanor Hall.
Singer’s Version Be Thou My Vision PDF
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.
2. Be thou my Wisdom, and thou my true Word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, and I thy true son,
Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.
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.
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.