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Category: Dallán Forgaill (c. 530 – 598)
St Dallán Forgaill (c. 530 – 598) was and early Irish Saint and poet. Also known as Eochaid mac Colla, he is the author of the Amra Coluim Chille (Elegy of Saint Columba), immediately after the death of St Columba in 597 and Rop Tú Mo Baile (Be Thou My Vision).
His style is of the alliterative, accentual poetic form, in stanzas of irregular length, of the period.
Be Thou My Vision Lyrics
The original words are attributed to Dallán Forgaill (c. 530 – 598). The English versions were versified by Eleanor Henrietta Hull (1860 – 1935) in 1912 based upon a translation by Mary Elizabeth Byrne (1880 – 1931) published in 1905.
Please note that there are two English versions of this hymn which ...