August 21, 2011

Be Thou My Vision | Van Morrison

Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. -- Numbers 12:6

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Posted by Vanderleun at August 21, 2011 12:17 PM
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You're pulling out the big guns.

Posted by: RedCarolina at August 21, 2011 12:31 PM

Just returned from church. The sermon was about how to praise God, singing and lifting Him up and becoming humble. This is perfect. Thank you

Posted by: Shelley at August 21, 2011 1:51 PM

My all-time favorite. I had no idea that my favorite minstrel had recorded it, too.


Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at August 21, 2011 6:08 PM

Fascinating Celtic history behind this hymn. It spoke not only to my heart, but also to my very Scotch-Irish DNA. Thanks again.. I have a new personal anthem.

Posted by: RedCarolina at August 21, 2011 6:09 PM

Scots ye are, RC, Scotch ye drink.

Posted by: Jewel at August 21, 2011 8:05 PM


Posted by: Cond0010 at August 21, 2011 10:22 PM

When you sing a hymn you pray twice.

Posted by: tao9 at August 22, 2011 4:22 AM

True. One of the reasons I haven't been to church in a very long time is that hymns are no longer sung, but that aspect of worship is now performance art, with lots of unsingable music. Edifitainment, I call it.

Posted by: Jewel at August 22, 2011 7:05 AM

Unless you're Baptist, Jewel.. haha.

Posted by: RedCarolina at August 22, 2011 9:26 AM

My already waning interest in going to church was accelerated after the music majors got hold of the liturgy.

Posted by: pfsm at August 22, 2011 11:38 AM

Scots I do, Scotch I don't do. Church, I did, church I don't do. Now I mostly just do Scots.

Posted by: RedCarolina at August 22, 2011 2:18 PM

I haven't been to any church in ages. The last church I went to was a house church and they turned out to be Truthers and called themselves Ruckmanites. Their super secret mission in life was to paste the windshields of the cars in trailer parks with Jack Chick tracts on the evils of the Catholic church. I lasted 3 weeks with them before I left. Before that, I was the pianist at a church where, one Sunday the Communion music chosen was "Jesus Freaks"...go and listen to it on You Tube and tell me that hearing it inspires you to drink blood and eat flesh. And probably bang your head and kill yourself.

Posted by: Jewel at August 22, 2011 4:41 PM

And if you think that is freaky, Jewel, you should try the United Methodist denomination.

Posted by: RedCarolina at August 24, 2011 6:33 AM