306. 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 host;
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
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Jesus Christ: Person of
Source: Münster Gesangbuch, 1677; Church Chorals and Choir Studies; 1850; alt., trans. from
Language: English
Tune Information
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Silesian Folk melody; Schlesische Volkslieder, Leipzig, 1842

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