Fairest Lord (Crys Armbrust)

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  • (Posted 2013-08-25)  CPDL #29967:       
Editor: Crys Armbrust (submitted 2013-08-25).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Composed for Brennan Szafron & the Choir of the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC. Alternate performance option note: the TTBB male chorus 1st verse, page 1, can easily be performed by SATB chorus by letting tenors read the baritone part and having sopranos and altos do the two upper tenor parts an octave lower.

General Information

Title: Fairest Lord
Composer: Crys Armbrust

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTBB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2007
Description: Original setting of hymn text Fairest Lord Jesus (trans., New York, 1850), with St. Elizabeth melody from Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nations,
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.

Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,
and all the twinkling starry hosts:
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
than all the angels heaven can boast.