The Poem: Beautiful Savior

08 Mar

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 the 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!

Words written by German Jesuits as Schoenster Herr Jesu in the 17th Century. Published in the Muenster Gesangbuch, 1677, and translated from German to English by Joseph August Seiss, 1873.


Posted by on March 8, 2014 in Christianity, Religion


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13 responses to “The Poem: Beautiful Savior

  1. theywhoseek

    March 8, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Beautiful Savior indeed! Amen and Amen ~ Blessings ~


  2. Faith Love n Desire

    March 9, 2014 at 10:07 am

    It’s beautiful! AMEN! Thanks for this dear! God bless!


  3. Petra

    March 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Christ exalting. How refreshing! Thank you


    • Levi Thetford

      March 9, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Your welcome. Your post today was very wonderful! Have a great week.


      • Petra

        March 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm

        Thank you, Levi. Same to you.


  4. vwoods1212

    March 20, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Lovely intimate love letter to Jesus. I know He appreciates it and will respond. vw


  5. Anna Waldherr

    March 13, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    A fitting poem for spring, and a reminder of Jesus’ restorative powers to those of us who’ve struggled with depression. Blessings, A.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      March 13, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      New life is coming forth again. 😊. Have a fabulous week, my friend. Thank you!!!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Anna Waldherr

    August 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I find it so moving when these truths reach across time. The same can be said of the Savior today. He is as beautiful as ever (Heb. 13: 8).



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