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Christ, the Fairest of the Fair

Though the world may see no beauty

Author: Charles J. Butler
Tune: [Though the world may see no beauty]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ the world may see no beauty
In the lowly Nazarene,
Yet to me His face is lovely,
None like Him hath mortal seen.

Yes, His face to me is lovely,
Beaming bright with love divine;
Of His love I’m all unworthy,
Yet this precious Friend is mine.

2 Some esteem the Saviour lightly,
Others scorn His holy name,
I adore the King of Glory,
Who hath borne my sin and shame. [Chorus]

3 How could I but love Him fondly,
Who such love to me has shown?
Earth to me has seem’d far brighter
Since this precious Friend I’ve known. [Chorus]

4 Tho’ His face was marked with sadness,
While He walked this vale below,
Yet His smile bro’t joy and gladness
Unto hearts once filled with woe. [Chorus]

Source: Melodies of Salvation #245

Author: Charles J. Butler

Charles J Butler USA 1860- Butler, a Methodist, speaks of a voyage he took from his home, Camden, NJ, as a bachelor, to Britain around 1894, stating he roamed around the British Isles for 14 months through Scotland, Ireland, Britain, and Paris, dealing with ship stewards, street urchins, and visiting famous sights. He wrote about his trip in 1901. He later resided in Philadephia and was a salesman and musician. He wrote “Heart Melodies #3” with Charles Bentley (1897). He is possibly the listed secretary of the YMCA in Philadelphia in 1920. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though the world may see no beauty
Title: Christ, the Fairest of the Fair
Author: Charles J. Butler
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, his face to me is lovely
Copyright: Public Domain



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Melodies of Salvation #245

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