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341. 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 honour,
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 fair the twinkling, starry host;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
than all the angels heaven can boast.

4 All fairest beauty heavenly and earthly,
wondrously, Jesus, is found in thee;
none can be nearer, fairer or dearer
than thou, my Saviour, art to me.

Text Information
First Line: Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature
Title: Fairest Lord Jesus
Original Language: German
Meter: 5 6 8 5 5 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Jesus Christ: Praise and Thanksgiving; Adoration and Praise; Angels (30 more...)
Source: German, 1677; trans. Church Chorals and Choir Studies, 1850, alt.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: James Hopkirk (1938)
Meter: 5 6 8 5 5 8
Key: D Major
Source: Silesian folk melody in Schlesische Volkslieder 1842
Copyright: Harmony copyright © Estate of James Hopkirk.

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