By Request, ‘Be Thou My Vision’

This hymn was being sung by Christians when Charlemagne was a baby in a stroller and the whole Western Hemisphere a legend–Be Thou My Vision, an Irish hymn from the 8th century. Requested by “thewhiterabbit” and entered into the hymn contest.

Sung by the Lebanon County Youth Choir. Background sets by God the Father.

By Request, ‘Be Thou My Vision’

How I love this hymn! And always have.

Requested by SlimJim, Be Thou My Vision, performed by students at Fountainview Academy. This ancient Irish hymn is some 14 centuries old–and loved more than ever, all over the world.

‘Be Thou My Vision’

This is one of my favorite hymns. It’s also one of the oldest hymns we have, dating back to the 700s. An Irish hymn, Be Thou My Vision, sung by the Lebanon County Youth Chorus, with background sets by God the Father.

Sanity Break: ‘Be Thou My Vision’

I had to write a book review for Chalcedon this afternoon, and then try to find more nooze to cover here on the blog… and I couldn’t. Just couldn’t bear to read or write another word of it.

All right, you can have one more hymn–pick one you really want to hear (I sez to myself).

Yeah. This one. Be Thou My Vision, the ancient Irish hymn. Sung here by the Lebanon County Youth Chorus, with background sets by God the Father.

He sees. He knows. Save us, O Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

‘Be Thou My Vision’ (Audrey Assad)

This Irish hymn is one of the oldest hymns in anybody’s hymnal; it was old when King Alfred burned the cakes. But today it’s more popular than it ever was–Be Thou My Vision, sung by Audrey Assad. Background sets by God the Father.

By Request, ‘Be Thou My Vision’

Requested by Joshua–and on his birthday, no less: how can I say No?–Be Thou My Vision, by GLAD.

This is one of my very favorite hymns–and do you guys know how old it is? It’s from the early 700’s! And still very popular today. What wouldn’t I give to hear it the way it sounded when it was first sung? I wonder what musical instruments they used. God bless those Irish monks who kept the lights on, all through the Dark Ages.

‘Be Thou My Vision’

This is probably the oldest hymn on our list, dating back to the 8th century and still beloved today–Be Thou My Vision, from Ireland. Sung by the Lebanon Youth Chorus.

‘The Irish Blessing’ (‘Be Thou My Vision’)

We thank our friend “Whiterabbit” for passing this on to us. The Irish Blessing is compiled by singers and musicians representing 300 churches from every county in Ireland. The ancient Irish hymn, Be Thou My Vision, first appeared in the 8th century and is still very much loved today.

‘Be Thou My Vision’

This one’s for Joshua–favorite hymn, favorite artist–Be Thou My Vision, sung by Fernando Ortega. Haven’t heard from him or Jeremy for two weeks now. I pray they’re all right.

This hymn was first sung before anyone had ever heard of Charlemagne, and it’s still very popular today.

‘Joshua & Jeremy: ‘Be Thou My Vision’

This is Joshua and Jeremy’s Mother’s Day present to their mother: the ancient hymn, Be Thou My Vision, still much-loved today, some 1,300 years after it was first sung; and here we have it sung in Japan–a country those old Irish monks never knew existed. They world has changed an awful lot, but this hymn remains the same.