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356. Fairest Lord Jesus

5.6.8.5.5.8

Fairest Lord Jesus:

Münster Gesangbuch, 1677

St. Elizabeth:

Silesian Folksong;

pub., Leipzig, 1842;

harm. T. Tertius Noble, 1918

German; Anonymous, Munster, 1677;

Tr. unknown;

pub., Richard S. Willis, 1850

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.

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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.

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