A Fresh Take On Be Thou My Vision
Here’s a great version of Be Thou My Vision by the band Rend Collective. You can here the band talk about the song story and see the chord chart – at worshiptogether.com.
Youtube Description – We took an old Irish hymn based on the writings of St. Patrick that was written at least a millenia ago and retranslated it from the Irish and the old English to give what we feel is the best modern version. Then we added some Irish Folk and of course a trash can!!!BAM!! You can get the chords charts and lyrics at www.rendcollectiveexperiment.com.
We’ve used this a few times in our service and it works really well. The change from ‘Be Thou’ to ‘You are’ (which is a more accurate translation of the irish) really changes the feel of the song and helps to make it fresh. Definitely a creative way to incorporate this hymn in your worship service.