470. Fairest Lord Jesus

1 Fairest Lord Jesus!
King of creation!
Son of God and Son of man!
Truly I'd love thee,
truly I'd serve thee,
light of my soul, my joy, my crown.

2 Fair are the meadows,
fair are the woodlands,
robed in flow'rs of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer;
he makes our sorr'wing spirit sing.

3 Fair is the sunshine,
fair is the moonlight,
bright the sparkling stars on high;
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer
than all the angels in the sky.

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
Translator: Joseph A. Seiss (1873)
Meter: 5.5.7.5.5.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Son and Redeemer; Christ; Christ--Adoration and praise (1 more...)
Source: Münster Gesangbuch (1677)
Tune Information
Name: ST. ELIZABETH (CRUSADER'S HYMN)
Meter: 5.5.7.5.5.8.
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Schlesische Volkslieder (1842)
Notes: 33 C in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns



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