Be Thou My Vision
(Hymn with chords in Eb major)


Eb............................ Ab/C.........Eb
Be Thou my vision, O lord of my heart;
Bbsus.............................. Ab/C................Bbsus
Nought be all else to me, save that Thou art;
Ab................. Cm...................Gm.............. Ab/C
Thou my best thought, in the day and the night,
Eb............Cm................ Fm.. Ab/C Bbsus Eb
Waking or sleeping, Thy pre..sence my... light.

Eb..................................Ab/C..............Eb
Be Thou my wisdom, be Thou my true word;
Bbsus.........................Ab/C.............. Bbsus
I ever with Thee, and Thou with me Lord;
Ab...................Cm............. Gm........... Ab/C
Thou my Great Father, and I Thy true son;
Eb.............. Cm............. Fm Ab/C Bbsus Eb
Thou in me dwelling and I ..with. Thee.. one.


Eb..........................................Ab/C..............Eb
Be Thou my breast-plate, my sword for the fight;
Bbsus.............................Ab/C............Bbsus
Be Thou my armour, and be Thou my might.
Ab................... Cm............. Gm................. Ab/C
Thou my soul's shelter, and Thou my high tower:
Eb.................. Cm.................... Fm... Ab/C Bbsus Eb
Raise Thou me Heavenward, O power of.. my.... power.


Eb...............................Ab/C...............Eb
Riches I heed not, nor man`s empty praise,
Bbsus.......................... Ab/C................Bbsus
Thou mine inheritance, through all my days:
Ab................... Cm........ Gm........... Ab/C
Thou and Thou only, the first in my heart,
Eb.............. Cm.............. Fm....Ab/C Bbsus Eb
High King of Heaven, my trea...sure Thou art.


Eb........................................... Ab/C.......Eb
High King of Heaven when the battle is done,
Bbsus..................................Ab/C.................. Bbsus
Grant Heaven`s joy to me , bright heaven's sun!
Ab...............Cm................... Gm....... Ab/C
Christ of my own heart, whatever befall,
..... Eb...............Cm........ Fm Ab/C Bbsus Eb
Still be thou my vision, O Ru..ler... of...... all.

pdf of Be Thou My Vision in D

printable be thou my vision in Eb (pdf)

Before playing the hymn, you may wish to check out this free sheet music at Making Music Fun - A free printable piano sheet music score with melody line and simple piano arrangement of "Be Thou My Vision" suitable for an intermediate level piano or keyboard player. In the key of Eb major and in 3/4 time.

This page has the chords in Eb, with more modern words. If you are performing this song as a guitar player, consider putting the guitar capo on the first fret and playing "Be Thou My Vision" on the guitar in D major, whilst the keyboard or piano player plays in Eb major. This is because Eb major is one of the most difficult keys for a guitarist to play in (every chord requires "barring").