70. 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
Original Language: German
Translator (st. 4): Joseph A. Seiss (1873)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Topic: Revelation and Adoration
Source: Münster Gesangbuch, 1627; Tr. st. 1-3 unknown
Tune Information
Arranger: Richard S. Willis (1850)
Meter: Irregular
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Schleisische Volkslieder, 1842

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