“Be Thou My Vision” began as an Irish poem, dating back as early as the 8th century. The text was translated by Mary Byrne, a Dublin native and Irish scholar. The hymn as we know it today was published in 1912 by Eleanor Hull. The melody of “Be Thou My Vision” is a traditional, Irish folk tune called “Slane”. Enjoy the lovely voice of Hannah Martin in a rendition of this classic hymn.