Be Thou My Vision


Be Thou my vision, oh Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou be my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one

A couple of days ago, I received a new CD in the mail courtesy of World Vision – Wow Hymns. It’s basically a collection of 30 modern and classic hymns. I discovered a beautiful rendition of Be Thou My Vision on disc 2 by Fernando Ortega. The actual track and Fernando’s voice complement each other so well.

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 Heaven, my treasure Thou art

So beautiful.

I’ve been struggling with something for the past few weeks – loving, serving, honoring, worshipping, and reverencing God. My struggle hasn’t necessarily been DOING it. My constant battle is whether I do it enough. Sometimes I’m like, Jenn, you need to step it up, but then I wonder — As human beings, will we EVER love Him enough ? Will we ever reverence God enough ? Will we ever worship enough ? I struggle so because I don’t feel like I am where I should be. I admit, sometimes my disciplines are horrid. Many times, I mismanage my time without considering the time I should be spending with Him. It’s a hard thing that can keep me up late at night and can keep me in tears. However, my gosh, I know I have no power within me to fix it; only He can. There is no good thing within me besides Him. It’s so frustrating though… It really is. I am never satisfied with my committment. I always feel like I should be doing so much better. I know I can’t be the only one feeling that way. It can be a heartbreaker. I am so thankful that I am not left to represent myself with my own righteousness.

High King of Heaven, my 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


One thought on “Be Thou My Vision

  1. Wow Jenn, I find it so interesting to hear the content of this bulletin, because I believe that anybody that truly desires him, that hungers and thirsts for HIM, feels as you do! I find myself sometimes just feeling so insufficient due to the way I manage my time and they way I may handle a situation, but what I understand is that if your pursue HIM and you chase HIM, you will always want more. Paul knew HIM, but he still said that HE wanted to know him. It is like in that same passage in Phillipians 3 (when he refers to being apprehended) it is like the hunter being captured by what he is hunting. Glory to God this is good Jenn! I might haft to get in the mirror and finish this message(lol). We can never get enough of HIM! Thank you Jenn, your heart for God is so admirable Sis. Thank you !

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