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disturb us Lord/Lord be my vision

a prayer attributed to Sir Francis Drake,
& a contemporary take on an ancient hymn

disturb us Lord

Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

(attributed to Sir Francis Drake - 1577)


Lord be my Vision

Lord be my vision, live in my heart
Nothing means more to me, I love all You are
Be in my thoughts, in the day or the night
I dwell in Your goodness, Your love is my light

Lord be my wisdom, fill me with truth
You always with me and I am with You
Be my true Father, for I am Your son
Live within my heart, together as one

Lord be my shelter, Your love keeps me safe
You are my dignity, You I embrace
Be my protection, my strong sword of love
‘Till I stand with angels, in heaven above

Sword of love, sword of love, sword of love
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

Riches mean nothing, nor power nor fame
Only Your kingdom, where treasures remain
You I have chosen, the first in my heart
High King of Heaven, how precious You are

Bright Son of Heaven, where light never fades
Shine in my being for all of my days
Christ of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, o Ruler of all
Ruler of all, Ruler of all

Lyrics by Neil Haydock & Julie Palmer © 2011 Capernaum Publishing
“Lord Be My Vision” music is based on the traditional Irish melody “Slane”.
Other music by Matthew Evans, Neil Haydock & Julie Palmer © 2011 Capernaum Publishing
For more information on this celtic hymn, including a short history on the song and the chords and traditional lyrics, check out this 'Be Thou My Vision' website.

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This music is taken from the prayerscapes album "Into Eternity" featuring "Lord Be My Vision", soundtracks on John 1, Pete Greig from 24/7, and six more tracks for worship, prayer and meditation.

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