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120. Fairest Lord Jesus

Fairest Lord Jesus,
Ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and woman's son,
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.

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.

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.

Text Information
First Line: Fairest Lord Jesus
Alterer: Anonymous
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Angels; Beauty; Children (4 more...)
Source: Münster Gesangbuch, 1677, alt.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Richard Storrs Willis
Key: E♭ Major
Source: H. A. Hoffman von Fallersleben's Schleissche Volkslieder, 1842; Harm.: Church Chorals and Choir Studies, 1850

MIDI file: WiS 120 Fairest Lord Jesus.mid
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