838. Beautiful Savior

1 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.

2 Fair are the meadows, fair are the woodlands,
robed in flow'rs of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
he makes our sorrowing spirit sing.

3 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.

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

Text Information
First Line: Beautiful Savior
Title: Beautiful Savior
Original Language: German
Translator: Joseph A. Seiss, 1823-1904
Meter: 5 5 7 5 5 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Praise, Thanksgiving; Temptation
Source: Gesangbuch, Münster, 1677
Tune Information
Meter: 5 5 7 5 5 8
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Silesian folk tune, 19th cent.

Audio recording: MP3
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