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.
|First Line:||Fairest Lord Jesus|
|Translator:||Joseph Augustus Seiss, 1823-1904|
|Topic:||Creation; Devotion; Jesus Christ: Humanity(3 more...)|
|Source:||Anon., Münster, 1677|
|Notes:||Other translators also|
|Source:||Glaz traditional melody from Hoffman & Richter's 'Silesian Folk Songs', Leipzig, 1842|