Prayers & Reflections

Be thou my vision

CBS uses the opening lines of the hymn “Be thou my vision” in its logo.  It expresses  in a beautiful way the strength of the relationship one can have with God. It is a prayer and hymn of strength, encouragement, guidance and of the caring love God has for this people.

Be 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 in the day and night,
waking or sleeping, thy 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 breast-plate, my sword for the fight,
be thou my armour, and be thou my might,
thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tower,
raise thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I need not, nor man’s empty praise,
thou mine inheritance through all my days;
thou, and thou only, the first in my heart,
high King of heaven, my treasure thou art!

High King of heaven when battle is done,
grant heaven’s joy to me, O bright heaven’s sun;
Christ of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.