87. Fairest Lord Jesus

1 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.

2 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.

3 Fair is the sunshine; Fairer still the moonlight
And all the twinkling starry host.
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heav'n can boast.

4 Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations!
Son of God and Son of man!
Glory and honor, Praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!

Text Information
First Line: Fairest Lord Jesus
Title: Fairest Lord Jesus
Translator (st. 4): Joseph A. Seiss
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Adore the Lord; Adoration and Praise: Jesus Our Savior; Children's Hymns (1 more...)
Source: Anonymous German Hymn, Münster Gesangbuch, 1677; Translated, Source unknown, st. 1-3
Tune Information
Arranger: Richard S. Willis
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842
Notes: A lower setting may be found at No. 452 Optional transition to "More Precious than Silver"

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