Bí Thuse mo Shúile - Be Thou my vision

"There is a waterfall... that all my childhood counted dear," wrote Yeats of the silver stream that tumbles into Glencar Lough, County Sligo, Ireland.

<bgsound src="bethou.mid" loop="1"> After the wedding march, and the bride has been given away, the bride and groom stand at their places in front of the altar before mass begins and this Opening Hymn may be sung.

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Bí thusa mo shúile a Rí mhór na ndúil
Líon Thusa mo bheatha, mo chéadfaí 's mo stuaim
Bí Thusa i m'aigne gach oíche 's gach lá
Im chodladh nó im dhúiseacht líon mé le do grá

Bí Thusa mo threorú i mbriathar is i mbeart
Fan Thusa go deo liom is coinnigh mé ceart
Glac cúram mar Athair is éist le mo ghuí
Is tabhair domhsa áit cónaí istigh i do chroí

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.

Be thou my wisdom, thou my true word
I ever with thee, thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I thy true Son
Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.

Be thou my battleshield, sword for the fight
Be thou my dignity, thou my delight
Thou my soul's shelter, thou my high tower
Raise thou me heavenward, O power of my power.

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 heavem, my treasure thou art.

High King of heaven, after 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.

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey, IrishPage.com April 2005
Music: Be thou my vision (slane)
Mp3 by Máire Brennan
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