Fairest Lord Jesus Lyrics and Chords by Joseph A Seiss

fairest lord jesus lyrics

The Fairest Lord Jesus lyrics proclaim that Jesus is fairer than beautiful meadows, woodlands, sunshine, moonlight, twinkling stars and angels in Heaven.

The description “fairer” is inspired by Psalm 45:2

You are the most excellent of the sons of men. Grace has anointed your lips, therefore God has blessed you forever.

Psalm 45:2 WEB

The lyrics were supposedly penned in 1667 in German. Different people have contributed to the current English translation. One of them being Joseph A. Seiss in 1873. The melody was composed in 1842.

When I encounter nature, I often feel a sense of awe and wonder at God’s creation. A song of praise and glory rises up. Fairest Lord Jesus goes further by reminding me that Jesus is the ruler of all nature. He is fairer than all. All glory to Him.

Fairest Lord Jesus Lyrics

Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature
O Thou of God and man the Son
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honour
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 heaven can boast

Beautiful Saviour, Lord of the nations
Son of God and Son of Man
Glory and honour, praise, adoration
Now and forevermore be Thine

Fairest Lord Jesus Chords

[E] [B7] [E] [F#m] [E]
[A] [E] [A] [B7] 
[E] [F#m] [A] [B7] [E] 
[E7] [E] [B7] [E]

Fairest Lord Jesus Playlist

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