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.
|First Line:||Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature|
|Title:||Fairest Lord Jesus|
|Translator:||Joseph August Seiss (1873)|
|Source:||Münster Gesangbuch, 1677|
|Arranger:||Richard Storrs Willis (1850)|
|Source:||Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842|