97. Fairest Lord Jesus

1 Fairest Lord Jesus,
ruler of all nature,
O thou of God to earth come down;
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 hosts:
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer,
than all the angels heaven can boast.

Text Information
First Line: Fairest Lord Jesus
Title: Fairest Lord Jesus
Original Language: German
Meter: 568.558
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Known in Jesus Christ: Praise to Christ; Jesus Christ; Nature
Source: Münster Gesangbuch, 1677; tr. Church Chorals and Choir Studies, 1850, alt.
Tune Information
Name: ST. ELIZABETH
Meter: 568.558
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842



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