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46. 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 all nations!
Son of God and Son of man!
Glory and honor,
Praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Fairest Lord Jesus!
Title: Fairest Lord Jesus
Original Language: German
Translator st. 4: Joseph A. Seiss
Publication Date: 1980
Scripture:
Topic: Choir; Christ: Beauty; Christ: Character (1 more...)
Source: Trans. anonymous (v. 1-3); Gesangbuch, Münster, 1677
Tune Information
Name: [Fairest Lord Jesus!]
Arranger: Richard S. Willis
Key: E♭ Major
Source: H.A. Hoffmann von Fallersleben's Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842



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