A Hymn for Meditation

hymnalBe Thou My Vision

Be thou my vision,
O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me,
save that thou art;
Thou my best thought
both by day and by night,
Waking or sleeping, t
hy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom,
and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and
and thou with me Lord.
Thou my soul’s shelter
and thou my high tower,
Raise thou me heavenward
O Power of my power.

Light of my soul,
after victory won.
May I reach heaven’s joys,
O heaven’s Son.
Heart of my own heart,
whatever befall,
Still be my vision,
O Ruler of all.

  • Who sits on the throne of your heart? Do you ever need to give SELF  a quick boot to make room for the real king?
  • What will change in your day if you act only on wisdom revealed by the Holy Spirit? How can you assure that the Holy Spirit lives in every word you speak? 
  • Can you think of a victorious experience when you felt that the Holy Spirit lighted up your soul? Can you think of more than one such experience? Is there a single characteristic that stands out as a unique element of this experience?
  • What do you think the hymnwriter means by addressing the Holy Spirit as “Power of my power?”
  • The Apostle’s Creed includes the statement, “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” What comes to mind when you speak those words?