Fairest Lord Jesus, Lord of all creation

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1 Fairest Lord Jesus!
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 sorr'wing 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!

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #470

Translator: Lilian Stevenson

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Author: Joseph A. Seiss

Joseph Augustus Seiss (March 18, 1823–June 20, 1904) was an American theologian and Lutheran minister. He was known for his religion writings on pyramidology and dispensationalism. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >



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Moravian Book of Worship #470TextPage Scan
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