I’m not a big one for hymns, but there’s something about ‘Be Thou My Vision’ that I just love. I came across this 2003 live version by Pedro The Lion the other day and it’s really quite lovely.
I think the best rendition though is by Van Morrison, and it appears on his 1991 album Hymns To The Silence. It’s a traditional piano led version and it’s simply gorgeous. I’d like to provide the mp3 for you here but I’ve gotten into trouble for posting Van tracks before, so unfortunately you’ll need to do the legwork yourself. It’s definitely worth hunting down though.