Who Sang Be Thou My Vision? Van Morrison

Van Morrison Hymns to the Silence cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Van Morrison, Trad
release date: 1991-9-24
genres: Rock
styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock
length: 3:52
membranophone: Dave Early
piano: The Chieftains
lead vocals: Van Morrison
electric guitar: Van Morrison
bass: Nicky Scott
background vocals: Carol Kenyon
whistle: The Chieftains
synthesizer: Eddie Friel
violin: The Chieftains
flute: The Chieftains
translator: Eleanor Hull, Mary Elizabeth Byrne
lyricist: [traditional]
composer: [traditional]
writer: Van Morrison
Be Thou my vision, oh Lord of my heart
Nought be all else to me, save that Thy art
Thou my best thought in the day and the night
Waking or sleeping, Thou presence my light

Be Thou my wisdom, be 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

Be Thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight
Be Thou my armor and be Thou my might
Thou my soul shelter, and Thy my high tower
Raise Thou me heavenwards, oh power of my power

Riches I need not, nor man's empty praise
Thou mine inheritance through all of my days
Thou and Thou only though first in my heart
High king of heaven my treasure Thou art

Oh high king of heaven, when battle is done
Grant heaven's joy to me, bright heaven sun
Christ of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, though ruler of all

Da, da, da, da, da,

CD 1
  • 1 Professional Jealousy
  • 2 I'm Not Feeling It Anymore
  • 3 Ordinary Life
  • 4 Some Peace of Mind
  • 5 So Complicated
  • 6 I Can't Stop Loving You
  • 7 Why Must I Always Explain?
  • 8 Village Idiot
  • 9 See Me Through, Part II (Just a Closer Walk With Thee)
  • 10 Take Me Back
    CD 2
  • 1 By His Grace
  • 2 All Saints Day
  • 3 Hymns to the Silence
  • 4 On Hyndford Street
  • 5 Be Thou My Vision
  • 6 Carrying a Torch
  • 7 Green Mansions
  • 8 Pagan Streams
  • 9 Quality Street
  • 10 It Must Be You
  • 11 I Need Your Kind of Loving