Be Thou my Gods

Be thou my Vision, O Sunne my sun
Shine down on us your light till day is done
Your light brings us life and fills us with joy
Daily you rise the dark to destroy.

Be thou my Rhythm, O Mona my moon,
Marking your movements keeps our months in tune
Time keeper of gods, you mark steady flow
Of passing seasons, to reap and to sow.

Be thou my Compass, O Tiw my guide
Justice you bring, evil deeds may not hide
Even handed the right path you do show
Shining in heaven, a north star does glow.

Be though my Wisdom, O Woden the wise
Traveling cross heaven and earth in disguise
You see and learn all there is to know
And upon men did you the runes bestow.

Be thou my Hammer, O Thur mighty god
Thunder and lightning leave us all awed
Protector of the world of men
You proved your worth again and again.

Be thou my Spirit, O Frige my heart
Goddess of family, through you we do start
To know the love that with others we share
Comes back to us when they too do care.


To the tune of the hymn “Be Thou my Vision” attributed to St. Dallán Forgaill best known through the 1912 translation by Eleanor Hull.


A Norse Rendering:

Be thou my Vision, O Sunna my sun
Shine down on us your light till day is done
Your light brings us life and fills us with joy
Daily you rise the dark to destroy

Be thou my Rhythm, O Mani my moon,
Marking your movements keeps our months in tune
Time keeper of gods, you mark steady flow
Of passing seasons, to reap and to sow.

Be thou my Compass, O Tyr my guide
Justice you bring, evil deeds may not hide
Even handed the right path you do show
Shining in heaven, a north star does glow

Be though my Wisdom, O Odin the wise
Traveling cross heaven and earth in disguise
You see and learn all there is to know
And upon men did you the runes bestow

Be thou my Hammer, O Thor mighty god
Thunder and lightning leave us all awed
Protector of the world of men
You proved your worth again and again.

Be thou my Spirit, O Frigga my heart
Goddess of family, through you we do start
To know the love that with others we share
Comes back to us when they too do care

4 thoughts on “Be Thou my Gods

  1. This is such a beautiful prayer, that I felt I needed to share on my FB page. It’s such a good idea to have a prayer for the Gods representing our days of the week, that’s how I interpreted your posting, through if I am correct in my assumption, and of course I may not, you did not include a prayer for Laugardagr (Saturday), so I aim to make one for myself once I found out more about Laugar. Thank you for posting this prayer which has found such strong resonance in me.

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