Fairest Lord Jesus

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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.

United Methodist Hymnal, 1989

Author and Translator: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Tune

CRUSADERS' HYMN (111271)

ST. ELIZABETH appears to be an eighteenth-century tune from the Glaz area of Silesia. It has always been associated with this text. No factual data exists for the legend that this text and tune date back to the twelfth-century crusades, although those apocryphal stories explain one of the names by w…

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Timeline

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #176
The Cyber Hymnal #1423
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Timeless Truths #1089
  • Fairest_Lord_Jesus.pdf (PDF)
  • Fairest_Lord_Jesus.sib (SIB, Scorch)
  • Fairest_Lord_Jesus.xml (XML)
The United Methodist Hymnal #189
Worship and Rejoice #123

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #209b
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #209a
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Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #306TextImage
Renew! #166TextImage
Revival Hymns and Choruses #66
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #240
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #199
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The Christian Life Hymnal #53
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #88
The United Methodist Hymnal #189TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
The Worshiping Church #115TextImage
Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #203
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #170TextImageFlexscore
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #171TextImageFlexscore
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #341Text
Worship and Rejoice #123TextImageAudioScore
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #120



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