Fairest Lord Jesus


This arrangement brings a unique twist to the classic hymn, “Fairest Lord Jesus”— it is in 6/8! Wendell Kimbrough of Church of the Incarnation in Dallas had a vision for an understated rendition of the song accompanied by acoustic praise band with strings. At first, the 6/8 looks a little odd on the page, but when you hear it, it has an undeniably charming lilt.

words from Münster Gesangbuch
music from Schleisische Volkslieder
arranged by Greg Scheer
copyright October 13, 2023
CCLI pending
OneLicense #264291

1. Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Thee will I cherish, thee will I honor,
thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.

2. Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
robed in blooming garb of spring:
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
who makes the woeful heart to sing.

3. 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.

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