Be Thou My Vision

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Traditional Music
Lyrics by Mary Elizabeth Byrne

VERSE 1

G          Am D    G Em      C  G 
Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;

D             A    Bm G  Em   D    G    D 
Naught be all else to me save that Thou art,

C    Am Em   Bm          D   G  D  G 
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,

Em     D  G            Am  Em   Am G 
Waking or sleeping Thy presence my light. 

VERSE 2 

G          Am D    G   Em      C    G 
Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word;

D      A    Bm   G   Em   D    G   D 
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord; 

C    Am Em    Bm      D G   D    G 
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;

Em      D  G             Am Em   Am   G 
Thou in me dwelling, and I  with Thee one. 

  
VERSE 3

G        Am   D    G   Em       C  G 
Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,

D           A  Bm G    Em  D   G D 
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;

C    Am  Em   Bm    D     G  D  G 
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart, 

Em        D  G          Am  Em   Am   G 
High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art. 

  
VERSE 4

G            Am  D   G  Em   C  G 
High king of heaven, my victory won,

D           A   Bm   G     Em D     G        D 
May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heav'n's sun!

C     Am Em Bm         D   G    D G 
Heart of my own heart, whate'er befall,

Em       D  G         Am Em Am G 
Still be my vision, O ruler of all. 

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Major A Minor B Minor C Major D Major E Minor G Major
Guitar A Major A Minor B Minor C Major D Major E Minor G Major
Mandolin A Major A Minor B Minor C Major D Major E Minor G Major
Piano A Major A Minor B Minor C Major D Major E Minor G Major
Ukulele A Major A Minor B Minor C Major D Major E Minor G Major

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