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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 light.

Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word; I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord.
Thou my great Parent, thy child may I be, thou in my dwelling, and I one with thee.

Riches I heed not, nor vain empty praise; thou mine inheritance, now and always.
Thou and thou only, first in my heart, High One of heaven, my treasure thou art.

High One of heaven, when freedom is 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.

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from Stand By Me: Hymns of Hope & Healing, released November 18, 2014
Hymnal: A Worship Book #545
Text: Ancient Irish; 
tr. Mary Elizabeth Byrne, 1905
Music: Irish melody, 1909
Arranged and performed by Patrick Ressler
 (vocals & piano)

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Pax Ressler Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pax Ressler is a performer, composer and arranger who grew up in the tradition of four-part hymn singing. Pax's love of music was fostered by hymns from an early age and four-part hymn singing has been woven into the fabric of their musicality, life and faith. As an adult, four-part hymns have informed Patrick's work as a composer, tuning their ear to inward harmony and voice leading. ... more

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