Be Thou My Vision written to the beautiful Irish melody “Slane” is one of the best-loved hymns of all time. This version features Moya Brennan (the voice of Clannad) singing the first two verses in Modern Irish. Recorded Live at Spring Harvest in 2007 and features worship leader Mark Tedder.
The lyrics and translation for the first two verses are as follows:
(Translation from Irish by Christiaan Baron)
Bí Thusa mo shúile – Be thou my vision
A Rí mhór na ndúil – Oh Great King of creation
Líon thusa mo bheatha – Fill thou my life
Mo chéadfaí’s mo stuaim – With understanding and patience
Bí Thusa i m’aige – Will You be in my mind
Gach oiche’s gach lá – Every night and everyday?
Im chodladh nó im dhúiseacht – Sleeping or awake
Líon mé le do grá – Fill me with Your love
Bí Thusa mo threorú – Will You be my guidance
I mbriathar is i mbeart – In my words and actions?
Fan thusa go deo liom – Stay with me forever
Is coinnigh mé ceart – And keep me on the right path
Glac cúram mar Athair – As my Father take care of me
Is éist le mo ghuí – And listen to my prayers
Is tabhair domsa áit cónaí – And give me a place
Istigh i do chroí – To live inside Your heart
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