Looking for the original prayer that is the inspiration for "Be Thou My Vision"

Hi guys.

I need to find the original prayer, well after it was translated into english, that inspired the hymn “Be Thou My Vision”.

It is quite lengthy if I remember correctly. Any help would be appreciated!


It was translated from ancient Irish to English by Mary Elizabeth Byrne in 1905, if that helps.

Here’s a link that has the Irish prayer mentioned in above response

Thanks a bunch!

Thanks for reminding me of that song. :slight_smile: It was my parents’ wedding hymn, and they just celebrated their twentieth anniversary last week.