"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
(Matthew 5:8 NKJV)
This beautiful hymn dates back as a prayer written in the 8th century in ancient Ireland by an unknown poet. In 1905, Mary Elizabeth Byrne translated the poem into English. Eleanor Hull then made the poem into a hymn and set the words to a traditional Irish folk song.
To this day, this beautiful prayer to God is being sung all around the world. It is a prayer that He would change our lives, because seeing the world through Christ’s eyes would cause us to love as Christ loved. It is a prayer for us to care less about other people’s opinions, and more about the direction that God would have us take in our lives. It is a prayer that places Him above all in our lives.
"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."