Fairest Lord Jesus

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Author, German, 17th Century
Taken from the book Hymns Of Praise

1. Fairest Lord Jesus!
Ruler of all nature!
O thou of God and man the Son!
Thee will I cherish,
Thee will I honor,
Thee my soul’s glory, joy, and crown!

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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!

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3. Fairer is the sunshine,
Fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling starry host;
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer,
Than all the angels heav’n can boast!

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4. All fairest beauty
Heavenly and earthly,
Wondrously, Jesus, is found in thee;
None can be nearer,
Fairer, or dearer,
Than thou my Savior art to me.

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