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203. Fairest Lord Jesus

1 Fairest Lord Jesus,
Lord of all creation,
Son of God, and Mary's son:
you will I cherish,
you will I honour,
you are my soul's delight and crown.

2 Fair are the meadows,
fairer still the woodlands
robed in the greenness and bloom of spring:
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer,
he makes the saddest heart to sing.

3 Fair are the flowers,
fairer still the children
in all the freshness of youth arrayed;
yet is their beauty
fading and fleeting;
Lord Jesus, yours will never fade.

4 Fair is the moonlight,
fairer still the sunshine,
fair is the shimmering starry sky:
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines clearer
than all the heavenly host on high.

5 Jesus, all beauty,
heavenly and earthly,
in you is wondrously found to be;
none can be nearer,
fairer or dearer
than you, my Saviour, are to me.

Text Information
First Line: Fairest Lord Jesus
Translator: Joseph Augustus Seiss, 1823-1904
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 569.558
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Creation; Devotion; Jesus Christ: Humanity (3 more...)
Source: Anon., Münster, 1677
Language: English
Notes: Other translators also
Tune Information
Meter: 569.558
Key: D Major
Source: Glaz traditional melody from Hoffman & Richter's 'Silesian Folk Songs', Leipzig, 1842

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