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.
Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor,
Now and forevermore be Thine.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable,
if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.”
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Giving thanks in community for:
#104 This hymn in church yesterday, and the memory of singing it at our wedding
#105 Jesus, still and always fairest
#106 Naomi Belle, due tomorrow! Such joy! (Dear Jesus, please be near.)
#107 All things held together by Him, all things in His sight
#108 Deliciously simple meals of vegetables seasoned with herbs, picked fresh from the garden
To join the chorus of thanksgiving, visit Ann Voskamp’s site