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.
Hannah Kim

Haslett, MI, United States

-Mrs. Busby--my Christian extended family who is of Ukrainian heritage--taught me "Fairest Lord Jesus": "Glory and honor, praise, adoration now and forevermore be Thine!" Mrs. Busby tells me it's sad that Hollywood exploits the name of God by saying "Jesus Christ!" to be mean to Fairest Lord Jesus, but we will resiliently honor Fairest Lord Jesus!

Danny Kreiser

Braden, TN, United States

Writers of scripture have tried to tell of the glory and beauty of the Heavenly Bridegroom using such metaphors: Lily of the Valley, Bright and Morning Star, Rose of Sharon, Fairest of ten thousand, Fairer than all the fair. Yet the truth is that human tongue simply cannot adequately describe the beauty of Him who loved and gave himself for us. Though in His flesh there was "no beauty that we should desire him"(Is. 53:2-3), yet when viewed through the eye of faith He is altogether lovely! "Glory and honor, praise, adoration now and forevermore be Thine"!!!

Rosaline Rowe-Taylor

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

This is one of my most favourite hymns which I hum or sing every day and it just comes on effortlessly. Who is this one so radiant; so beautiful; so loving, pure and sweet yet loves a vile sinner like me! I just love Him and give myself to Him unreservedly for His economy!

Umana Hudson

Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, Canada

Touched my heart; one of my top favorite hymns!

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!