“All things have been created through Him and for Him.” – Colossians 1:16

Fairest Lord Jesus

Verse 1:
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.

Verse 2:
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.

Verse 3:
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.

Verse 4:
Beautiful Savior,
Lord of all nations,
Son of God and Son of man!
Glory and honor,
Praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!

 

Words: Anonymous German Hymn “Münster Gesangbuch”; v.4 trans. – Joseph Augustus Seiss (1823-1904)
Music: Schlesische Volkslieder” (1842); arr. Richard Storrs Willis (1819-1900)
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek