384. 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.

Text Information
First Line: Fairest Lord Jesus
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 568. 558
Source: German composite; tr. pub. New York 1850, alt.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SCHÖNSTER HERR JESU
Meter: 568. 558
Key: f minor
Source: Münster Gesangbuch, 1677 (melody); The English Hymnal, 1906 (harm.)



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