Fairest Lord Jesus

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 heav'n can boast!
All fairest beauty,
  Heavenly and earthly,
Wondrously, Jesus, is found in Thee;
  None can be nearer,
  Fairer, or dearer,
Than Thou my Savior art to me.
Jean Patience

Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic Of Congo

JESUS!!! Humble, pure, good, blessed is that Gallilean to me!!!! You deserve honor, glory, power, praise and all my gratitude for saving me, the vile sinner I was. Thanks a million for Your Mercy.

Dave Matteson

Avila Beach, CA, United States

The more I sing this song, the more I sense Him within my spirit. He is the dearest and most wonderful Person. He actually does meet every need I have. He is my life, my living, my health and my provision. Is there any one or any thing that can match Him? Obviously not! The more I experience Him and His love to me the more I love Him. Thank God for hymns like this one that point us to Him.

Frank Pytel

Chicago, Illinois, United States

This hymn came to mind this morning with the repeated use of the word "fair". In the Song of Songs this word "fair" is also repeated about ten times, having the meaning of exceedingly beautiful. Isn't this a great word to describe the One we love! He is exceedingly beautiful! In the Song of Songs the Bridegroom is firstly called fair by His lover; then later in the song the bride is called fair by her Beloved. As we are joined to Him we bear His fairness, His exceeding beauty! The Bride displays the exceeding beauty of her Bridegroom! This mutual love is exceedingly beautiful!