CRUSADERS' HYMN (111271)

Tune Information

Meter: 5.6.8.5.5.8
Incipit: 11127 13333 42351
Key: D Major
Source: Silesian Folk melody; Schlesische Volkslieder, Leipzig, 1842
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

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.

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Beautiful Savior

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.

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Notes

ST. ELIZABETH appears to be an eighteenth-century tune from the Glaz area of Silesia. It has always been associated with this text. No factual data exists for the legend that this text and tune date back to the twelfth-century crusades, although those apocryphal stories explain one of the names by which this tune is known, namely, CRUSADER'S HYMN. After Franz Liszt used the tune for a crusaders' march in his oratorio The Legend of St. Elizabeth (1862), the tune also became known as ST. ELIZABETH.

The tune consists primarily of a few melodic sequences and their variations. It could either be sung gently, perhaps with guitar and flute accompaniment, or it could be sung with great power with almost full organ for stanzas 1 and 4. Try singing in harmony with no accompaniment at all for stanzas 2 and 3. Sing in four long lines rather than eight short phrases.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #176
Text: Fairest Lord Jesus
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #48
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1423
Text: Fairest Lord Jesus
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #3240
Text: Jerusalem Divine
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The Cyber Hymnal #4422
Text: My Heart and Voice I Raise
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The Cyber Hymnal #4879
Text: O God of Loveliness
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #461
Text: Beautiful Savior
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Timeless Truths #1089
Text: Fairest Lord Jesus
  • Fairest_Lord_Jesus.pdf (PDF)
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The United Methodist Hymnal #189
Text: Fairest Lord Jesus
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #123
Text: Fairest Lord Jesus

Instances

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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #177
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #176TextFlexScoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #47
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #159TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #97TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #48Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #369TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #463Page Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #699Page Scan
Common Praise (1998) #619
Community of Christ Sings #33
Discipleship Ministries Collection #103
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #54TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #838TextPage Scan
Glaubenslieder #426
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #630Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Himnos de la Iglesia #61
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #63
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #383TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #117
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #56
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #57
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #209a
Hymns of Faith #46TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #39Page Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #226
Hymns to the Living God #70Text
Les Chants du Pèlerin #70
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #17TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #537TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #507TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #470Page Scan
New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #634
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #12
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #568
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #58Page Scan
Praises We Sing (2nd ed.) #43
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #306TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #461Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #255
Rejoice in the Lord #370Page Scan
Renew! #166TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #81TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #129TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #240
Sing Joyfully #104Text
Small Church Music #335Audio
Small Church Music #553Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #459
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #87Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #452
The Christian Life Hymnal #53
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #317
The Cyber Hymnal #1423TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3240TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4422TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4879TextScoreAudio
The History of Hymn Singing as told through One hundred & One famous hymns #15
The History of Hymn Singing as told through One hundred & One famous hymns #171
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #88TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #44
The New National Baptist Hymnal #110
The United Methodist Hymnal #189TextFlexScoreAudio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #301Text
The Willard Hymnary #4b
The Worshiping Church #115Text
Timeless Truths #1089TextScoreAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #203
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #225
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #678
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #170TextFlexScorePage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #12TextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #49aTextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #58TextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #341Text
Worship and Rejoice #123TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #120TextAudio
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