Fairest Lord Jesus, Lyrics and Covers

Fairest Lord Jesus

Fairest Lord Jesus, lyrics and covers of a pretty old hymn of German origins. Attributed to August Heinrich Hoffman von Fallersleben. Translated into English by Joseph A. Seiss in 1873.

Lyrics for Fairest Lord Jesus

Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature
O Thou of God and man the Son
Thee will cherish, Thee will I honour
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

Beautiful Saviour, Lord of the nations
Son of God and Son of Man
Glory and honour, praise, adoration
Now and forevermore be Thine

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