When I was growing up we sang hymns in church with just a piano and an organ. It was much different than what we see and hear in a lot of churches today. Sometimes I miss the simplicity of less instrumentation with no distractions.
Below is a You Tube recording of this hymn with just a piano and organ somewhere in a church service. Perhaps you would like to sing along with it - no one will know if you hit any wrong notes! :)
Be Thou My Vision
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 my great Father, I Thy true son,
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
Be Thou my breastplate, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my armor, and be Thou my might;
Thou my soul's shelter, Thou my high tower,
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.
Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heav'n's Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever be fall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.
Text: Ancient Irish hymn, translated by Mary E. Byrne; versified by Eleanor H. Hull
Music: Irish Folk melody, Slane