Jesus IS Beautiful

Beauty begets beauty because when we see it we must share it.  (Tim Keller) 

Beautiful Savior,
King of Creation,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Truly I'd love Thee,
Truly I'd serve Thee,
Light of my soul, my Joy, my Crown.

Fair are the meadows,
Fair are the woodlands,
Robed in flowers of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer;
He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.

Fair is the sunshine,
Fair is the moonlight,
Bright the sparkling stars on high;
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer,
Than all the angels in the sky.

Beautiful Savior,
Lord of the nations,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor,
Praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine! 

"Beautiful Savior"
by Author Unknown, 1677
Translated by Joseph A. Seiss, 1823-1904



10 comments:

  1. Lovely poem or song...............and He truly is a beautiful savior, can imagine doing life without HIM.....
    Can you???
    Hope this finds you doing well hon, and glad to hear your hubby and Dad are coming along so well.
    God is good............

    Have a delightful day.............
    It looks like it is gonna be a gloomy day here so far, very overcast, so we must be gonna get
    rain early today.............

    Blessings, Nellie

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  2. aka as "Fairest Lord Jesus" (wording a little different) - One of my favorites! One has to wonder what the writer was going through/thinking about when he/she scribed these beautiful words to paper.

    Peace and prayers for a beautiful week, Rebecca.

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    1. Yes. An OLD song - the Lutheran rendition, I guess. When our children attended Lutheran elementary school, it was one (of many) that I came to appreciate.

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  3. That was wonderful!

    Thank you for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  4. He is Beautiful indeed! Enjoyed humming that lovely hymn and remembering the words. Thank you for sharing it with us....

    Brenda
    oxo

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  5. I so miss the green and flowers from the mid-west (which seems so far east to me). I wasted $$$ trying to get a Hosta to grow here in the SW. Indeed, Jesus IS beautiful.

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  6. I thought this was new to me until I read the comment about Fairest Lord Jesus. Just beautiful words. Light of my Soul, my Jewel, my Crown. (Emily went to a Lutheran preschool, too.)

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    1. As far as I know, the two songs are just two different translations of the same "original". Isn't that interesting?

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  7. Just stopping by to say hi and hope you're doing well. hope you have an awesome weekend!!!

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Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)