When we can't get together to worship, I'm bringing the hymn accompaniment to you online! If you can't get to Church to hear the organ due to this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, this will be a good substitute. Or, if you miss hearing the organ (or haven't heard it much at all), this is a great place to listen in! I hope you enjoy!
Organist Tandy Reussner
First United Methodist Church, Lawrence, KS
Reuter organ, 4 manuals, 123 ranks, (making it the largest pipe organ in the state of Kansas).
Be Thou My Vision
Words: Ancient Irish, translated by Mary E. Byrne, versed by Eleanor H. Hull,
Music: Traditional Irish melody, harmony by Carlton R. Young, and Carol Tornquist
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, and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
Thou and thou only, first in my heart,
Great God of heaven, my treasure thou art.
Great God of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.