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.
Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
Now and forever more be Thine.
Text by Anonymous German hymn, Münster Gesangbuch, 1677; translated, Source unknown, stanzas 1-3 Joseph A. Seiss, stanza 4
Music by Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842; arranged by Richard S. Willis
Arr. © 1982 by Integrity's Hosanna! Music. All rights reserved.