Fairest Lord Jesus

Popular Hymns

Tune

CRUSADER’S HYMN

Words

Gesangbuch, Munster, 1677

Music

H.A. Hoffman von Fallersleben’s Schleische Volkslieder, 1842

Lyrics

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 souls glory, joy and crown.

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring;

Meter

5.6.8.5.5.8.

Translator

Joseph A. Seiss, 1873

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