Be Thou My Vision

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Be Thou My Vision

Key Passage: Matthew 6:31-34

Key Concept: No matter what we face, if Christ is our Vision for our life, we are able to have everlasting hope.


Written by: Irish saint, Dallan Forgaill in the 6th century.

Translated by: Eleanor Hull in 1912 to the Irish tune SLANE.

How can Christ be our Vision?

1.   Crave his presence.


Zeteo (za-te-o) – to seek, demand, or crave something


“Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.” Psalm 43:3

2.   Prioritize his passion.


Make God’s mission your mission, his heart, your heart.


“In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship[ through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.” Ephesians 1:5-6

3.   Trust his provision.


“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.” Matthew 6:31-32

4.   Rest in his promises.


No matter what may happen in our lives, we have a hope and promise that is everlasting.


“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.” 1 Thessalonians 3:5

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art

Thou my best Thought, by day or by night

Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my life.


Conclusion: Christ is our Vision and Guide and leads us home.

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