The United Methodist Hymnal


Fairest Lord Jesus

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.

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.

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 heaven can boast.

4	Beautiful Savior!  
	Lord of all the nations!  
	Son of God and Son of Man!  
	Glory and honor, 
	praise, adoration, 
	now and forevermore be thine.

WORDS: Joseph August Seiss, 1873
MUSIC: Richard Storrs Willis, 1850
Theme: Children's Choir Selections; Christian Year: Easter; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ: Lordship; Jesus Christ: Love For; Nature; The Grace of Jesus Christ: In Praise of Christ