May God Be Your Vision…Ruler of All

Happy 9th Birthday Colson….
We are so thankful for the gift you are from God.
Praying you will continue to grow to:
“love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
~Matthew 22:37
You sang this when you were 3…
Dad and I pray these words will be true in your life.  We love you so much!
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;

Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09876091343873784997 elizabeth embracing life

    Happy Birthday to such a precious boy. I see how God answers the prayers of a mommy’s heart when I look into the faces of my grown children. Never stop praying and encouraging. Blessings, elizabeth

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13301544891355279221 CornyCornKorens

    I think that no matter how old Colson gets (even if he is old and becomes president), I think I will always think of him as the little guy singing (even in the microphone thing at Costco).

    Happy Birthday!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thanks Elizabeth :)

    Korens–He/will will never forget the birthday you brought all the Starbucks stuff over and made him official Starbucks birthday steamers…was just looking at those photos yesterday… :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17540512478156494208 Becky

    Happy Birthday Colson! Mason is so excited to celebrate with you. Thanks for being such a fun friend.

    I always think of you guys when I hear that song. Love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07343555893597379400 "Ima"

    That is so sweet to hear! He did such a good job singing that. Happy Birthday Colson. (My sister’s boy is named Colson. He is also 9. I have never met anyone else with a boy with that name).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    “Ima” :)
    That’s so fun…we don’t know any other Colsons either…except Chuck Colson…where did they get the name?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07343555893597379400 "Ima"

    You know, I don’t know. I will have to ask. I want to say that not really from anywhere specific. They have 3 boys, and they wanted them to all have the same initials-CJC. I had never heard of it either except for Chuck Colson. Now I’m wondering exactly where she found it-I do believe I will call her some time today. Can’t wait to see what she says.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03129815174861478639 The Adventurer

    Happy birthday Colson. Great job singing:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04009515524128741354 Anne-Marie

    Sweet post!!

    I always think of Colson too when Be Thou My Vision comes on!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10612716398097555419 Trisha

    What a sweet post to your son, Kara! He’s quite the handsome young man. Yes, may God be his vision all the days of his life!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06419042339830317651 love2teach2day

    Happy Birthday, Colson!!!! We love you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07343555893597379400 "Ima"

    OK, so I found out. I was totally wrong. They actually found the name Colson in a book of names. Next to some more common ones, they would put other variations you could use. I think they found it next to Colton. And that’s the story:) Where did you get the name?

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May God Be Your Vision…Ruler of All

Happy 9th Birthday Colson….
We are so thankful for the gift you are from God.
Praying you will continue to grow to:
“love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
~Matthew 22:37
You sang this when you were 3…
Dad and I pray these words will be true in your life.  We love you so much!
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;

Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09876091343873784997 elizabeth embracing life

    Happy Birthday to such a precious boy. I see how God answers the prayers of a mommy’s heart when I look into the faces of my grown children. Never stop praying and encouraging. Blessings, elizabeth

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13301544891355279221 CornyCornKorens

    I think that no matter how old Colson gets (even if he is old and becomes president), I think I will always think of him as the little guy singing (even in the microphone thing at Costco).

    Happy Birthday!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thanks Elizabeth :)

    Korens–He/will will never forget the birthday you brought all the Starbucks stuff over and made him official Starbucks birthday steamers…was just looking at those photos yesterday… :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17540512478156494208 Becky

    Happy Birthday Colson! Mason is so excited to celebrate with you. Thanks for being such a fun friend.

    I always think of you guys when I hear that song. Love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07343555893597379400 "Ima"

    That is so sweet to hear! He did such a good job singing that. Happy Birthday Colson. (My sister’s boy is named Colson. He is also 9. I have never met anyone else with a boy with that name).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    “Ima” :)
    That’s so fun…we don’t know any other Colsons either…except Chuck Colson…where did they get the name?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07343555893597379400 "Ima"

    You know, I don’t know. I will have to ask. I want to say that not really from anywhere specific. They have 3 boys, and they wanted them to all have the same initials-CJC. I had never heard of it either except for Chuck Colson. Now I’m wondering exactly where she found it-I do believe I will call her some time today. Can’t wait to see what she says.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03129815174861478639 The Adventurer

    Happy birthday Colson. Great job singing:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04009515524128741354 Anne-Marie

    Sweet post!!

    I always think of Colson too when Be Thou My Vision comes on!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10612716398097555419 Trisha

    What a sweet post to your son, Kara! He’s quite the handsome young man. Yes, may God be his vision all the days of his life!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06419042339830317651 love2teach2day

    Happy Birthday, Colson!!!! We love you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07343555893597379400 "Ima"

    OK, so I found out. I was totally wrong. They actually found the name Colson in a book of names. Next to some more common ones, they would put other variations you could use. I think they found it next to Colton. And that’s the story:) Where did you get the name?