Lord, be my Vision, be my guiding star;
Nothing is more to me, Lord, than you are.
You my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Your presence my light.
You be my Wisdom, and You my true Word;
I ever with You, and You with me, Lord;
You my great Father, I your true son;
You in me dwelling, and I with you one.
or You my great Father, I your true child;
You in me dwelling, through Christ reconciled.
You be my hand Shield, my Sword for the fight;
You be my Dignity, You my Delight;
You my soul’s Shelter, You my high Tower;
Raise me up heav’nward, O Power of my power.
I need no riches, nor man’s empty praise;
or I need no riches, no earthly vain praise;
You’re my inheritance, now and always.
You and You only, first in my mind,
High King of Heaven, the Treasure I find.
High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n's Sun!
Heart of my heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
Renewal lyric changes by RH Reinhard (c) 2014, 2016