Sabbath Rest – Fairest Lord Jesus

These first few weeks of 2022 I’ve been sharing some newer hymns. Today I’m back to a classic, written in the late 1800’s. Since this is Gary’s favorite hymn I let him pick the arrangement/vocalist. And I think he did just fine! Here’s Steve Green singing 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 heaven can boast.

Beautiful Savior!
Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor,
praise, adoration,
now and forevermore be thine.

One thought on “Sabbath Rest – Fairest Lord Jesus”

  1. This was one of my favorite hymns when I was in high school singing in the church choir. Thanks for the memory. Love you guys.

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