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159. 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 heaven can boast.

4 Beautiful Savior,
Lord of all 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 (stanza 4): Joseph August Seiss (1873)
Publication Date: 2010
Meter: 5.6.8.5.5.8
Topic: God the Son: Epiphany; Jesus Christ-Savior; Praise and Adoration-Jesus Christ
Source: Anonymous German Hymn, Münster Gesangbuch, 1677; Translated, Source unknown, st. 1-3
Tune Information
Name: CRUSADERS' HYMN (ST ELIZABETH)
Arranger: Richard Storrs Willis (1850)
Meter: 5.6.8.5.5.8
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842



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