In the season after Epiphany, we focus on Jesus and his life and ministry on earth.
“Fairest Lord Jesus” is a simple and beautiful hymn that reminds us that Jesus was involved in the creation of the universe! He is amazing almighty God, and yet he came to earth to be with us!
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 heaven can boast.
Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor,
now and forevermore be thine.
Text: Münsterisch Gesangbuch (1677), [“Fairest Lord Jesus” was translated in Evangelical Christendom (1850); “Beautiful Savior” was translated by J.A. Seiss (1873)]
Music: CRUSADERS’ HYMN, Schlesische Volkslieder (1842)
Scripture Reference: Psalm 27:4
Copyright: Public Domain