Fairest Lord Jesus
Fairest Lord Jesus. German, 17th century, translated by several hands.
Three stanzas of this hymn are taken from the version published by Richard Storrs Willis (1819-1900), in his Church Chorals and Choir Studies (New York, 1850), which printed the English and German texts:
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, Rob’d in the blooming garb of spring; Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, Who makes the woful heart to sing.
Fair is the sunshine, Fairer still the moonlight, And the...
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