115. Fairest Lord Jesus

1 Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and man the Son,
thee will I cherish, thee will I honor,
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 all the twinkling, starry host:
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer,
than all the angels heaven can boast.

4 Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
now and forevermore be thine!

Text Information
First Line: Fairest Lord Jesus
Title: Fairest Lord Jesus
Translator: Anonymous (1850)
Translator (stanza 4): Joseph A. Seiss, 1823-1904 (1873)
Meter: 5.6.8.5.5.8.
Scripture: Philippians 2:11; Philippians 2; Philippians 2:9; John 5:23; John 8:12; Psalm 27:4; Psalm 45:2; Psalm 46:2; Song of Solomon 2:1; Revelation 5:11-13; Revelation 22:16
Topic: Jesus Christ: Son of Man; Spring
Source: Gesangbuch, Münster, 1677
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CRUSADER'S HYMN
Arranger: Richard S. Willis (1850)
Meter: 5.6.8.5.5.8.
Key: E♭ Major
Source: H. A. Hoffman von Fallersleben's Schleische Volkslieder, 1842



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