Fairest Lord Jesus (Beautiful Savior)

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The Christian hymn Fairest Lord Jesus, also known as Beautiful Savior, is a song that celebrates and appreciates Jesus Christ as the savior of man. This hymn praises Jesus as the "ruler of all nature" illustrating his divine sovereignty over creation as the son of God. Discover the lyrics and story behind this amazing hymn below along with video performances!

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.

United Methodist Hymnal, 1989

Songwriters Original Author is Unknown Published by Public Domain

The Story Behind Fairest Lord Jesus (Beautiful Savior)

The melody of "Fairest Lord Jesus," first a Silesian folk tune, and the German text were published originally in 1842 by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben and Ernst Richter by the title Schönster Herr Jesu (Most beautiful Lord Jesus).

In 1850 the Danish hymn author B. S. Ingemann wrote Dejlig Er Jorden, which he set to the same melody. An English translation by Jens C. Aaberg was published as Fair Is Creation. Aside from their musical context, the Danish and German lyrics are not associated.


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