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thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
be all else to me save that thou art, -
my best thought by day or by night, -
or sleeping, thy presence my light.
thou my Wisdom, thou my true Word;
ever with thee, thou with me, Lord;
my great Father, I thy true son;
in me dwelling, and I with thee one.
thou my battle-shield, sword for the fight;
thou my dignity, thou my delight,
my soulís shelter, thou my high tower:
thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.
I heed not, nor manís empty praise,
mine inheritance, now and always:
and thou only, first in my heart,
King of Heaven, my treasure thou art.
King of heaven, after victory won,
I reach heavenís joys, O bright heavenís Sun!
of my own heart, whatever befall,
be my Vision, O Ruler of all!