Fairest Lord Jesus!
Ruler of all nature!
O Thou of God and man the Son!
Thee will I cherish,
Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown!
Fair are the meadows
Fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring;
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer,
Who makes the woeful heart to sing!
Fair is the sunshine,
Fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling starry host;
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer,
Than all the angels heav’n can boast!
All fairest beauty,
Heavenly and earthly,
Wondrously, Jesus, is found in Thee;
None can be nearer,
Fairer, or dearer,
Than Thou my Savior art to me.
Lyrics: German (17th Century) Music: Schleisische Volkslieder (1842) Some hymnals attribute the translation to Richard Storrs Willis. Joseph August Seiss translated the verse starting with “Beautiful Savior” (Hymn) Public Domain
Fairest Lord Jesus hymn is a believers’ confession of God’s beauty in His sovereignty as ruler of all nature and of our lives. God’s beauty is beyond description. Here are some resources and Bible verses for Scripture readings relevant to the song Fairest Lord Jesus
God’s beauty, God’s sovereignty, Creation, Jesus Christ
4 Relevant Bible Passages about Fairest Lord Jesus
One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple. Psalm 27:4 NRSV
For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many. Mark 10:45 NRSV
It is he alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. 1 Timothy 6:16 NRSV
Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand without blemish in the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. Jude 1:24-25 NRSV
Devotional for Worship Team: Fairest Lord Jesus
While the sunshine is fair, “fairer still the moonlight, and all the twinkling starry host.” But Jesus shines even brighter, and even “purer than all the angels heaven can boast.” There may be beautiful things all around us, but “none can be nearer, fairer or dearer” than Jesus. Read more