I have always loved this hymn, especially when I stop to consider how how awesome it will be to someday stand in the presence of my Lord and Saviour, the Creator of all. He is perfect, without impurity. Imagine if you will the most pristine piece of white satin, no blemish, no snags. His Glory will make that satin look like a dirty rag that's been lying in the mud.
3 The God of Israel spoke,the Rock of Israel said to me:'When one rules over men in righteousness,when he rules in the fear of God,
4 he is like the
light of morning at sunriseon a cloudless morning,like the brightness after rainthat brings the grass from the earth.'
5 "Is not my
house right with God?Has he not made with me an everlasting covenant,arranged and secured in every part?Will he not bring to fruition my salvationand grant me my every desire?2 Samuel 23:3-5 (New International Version)
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.
All fairest beauty, heavenly and earthly,
Wondrously, Jesus, is found in Thee;
None can be nearer, fairer or dearer,
Than Thou, my Savior, art to me.
Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
Now and forever more be Thine.
Lyrics from CyberHymnal.org.
Verses from BibleGateway.com.
Last week's hymn - Be Thou My Vision
First hymn - A Mighty Fortress Is Our God