66. 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!

Text Information
First Line: Fairest Lord Jesus!
Title: Fairest Lord Jesus!
Original Language: German
Translator (v. 4): Joseph A. Seiss, 1823-1904 (1677)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Worship of God
Source: Münster Gesangbuch, 1677
Tune Information
Adapter: Richard S. Willis, 1819-1900 (1842)
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842

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