"Fairest Lord Jesus"
Music: Crusader's Hymn, 1850
Arranged by: Richard S. Willis, 1850
Lyrics: German Folk Hymn, 1662
Translation: Joseph A. Seiss, 1873
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,
Then all the angels heaven can boast.
Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!