Fairest Lord Jesus

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Traditional Music
Lyrics by Traditional German (translation by  Joseph Augustus Seiss)

VERSE 1

F   Dm       Gm C F 
Fairest Lord Je---sus,

      Dm D7  Gm C F 
Ruler of all na---ture,

  Bb      F       C7  F   C 
O Thou of God and man the Son;

F    Bb   F D7  Gm 
Thee will I cherish,

     D7   Gm C7 F 
Thee will I  honor,

      A7 Dm     F7 Bb  F    C7  F 
Thou, my soul's glory, joy, and crown.

VERSE 2

F    Dm      Gm   C F 
Fair are the mead---ows,

       Dm    D7  Gm   C F 
Fairer still the wood---lands,

      Bb     F        C7   F  C 
Robed in the blooming garb of spring;

F Bb  F  D7  Gm 
Jesus is fairer,

  D7  Gm C7 F 
Jesus is purer,

    A7    Dm  F7 Bb  F     C7 F 
Who makes the woeful heart to sing.

VERSE 3

F    Dm     Gm  C F 
Fair is the sun---shine,

       Dm    D7  Gm   C F 
Fairer still the moon---light,

    Bb      F          C7  F  C 
And all the twinkling, starry host;

F Bb  F      D7    Gm 
Jesus shines brighter,

  D7  Gm     C7 F 
Jesus shines purer,

     A7  Dm  F7 Bb  F      C7  F 
Than all the angels heav'n can boast.

VERSE 4

F   Dm    Gm  C F 
Beautiful Sav---ior,

       Dm D7  Gm C F 
O Lord of the na---tions,

  Bb     F       C7  F  C 
O Son of God and Son of man!

F  Bb F   D7 Gm 
Glory and honor,

        D7 Gm C7 F 
Praise, ad-o--ra-tion,

    A7  Dm F7 Bb F   C7 F 
Now and forev-ermore be Thine.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 Bb Major C Major C7 D7 D Minor F Major F7 G Minor
Guitar A7 Bb Major C Major C7 D7 D Minor F Major F7 G Minor
Mandolin A7 Bb Major C Major C7 D7 D Minor F Major F7 G Minor
Piano A7 Bb Major C Major C7 D7 D Minor F Major F7 G Minor
Ukulele A7 Bb Major C Major C7 D7 D Minor F Major F7 G Minor