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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.
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 heaven can boast.
Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
now and forevermore be thine.

Text Information

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First Line:
Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature
Title:
Fairest Lord Jesus
German Title:
Schönster Herr Jesu
Author:
Anonymous
Meter:
5.6.8.5.5.8
Source:
German: 17th Century
Language:
English
Notes:
Some hymnals attribute the translation to Richard Storrs Willis. Joseph August Seiss translated the verse starting with "Beuatiful Savior"
Copyright:
Public Domain
Liturgical Use:
Songs of Response

Tune Information

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Title:
CRUSADERS' HYMN (111271)
Meter:
5.6.8.5.5.8
Copyright:
Public Domain