Lyrics and Information
Words from Münster Gesangbuch, 1677, translated by Joseph A. Seiss, 1873Tune: CRUSADER’S HYMN (Silesian folk song), 1842, arranged by Richard S. Willis, 1850Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)Meter: IrregularPublic Domain1. Beautiful Savior! King of creation! Son of God and Son of Man! Truly I’d love thee, truly I’d serve thee, Light of my soul, my joy, my crown.2. Fair are the meadows, Fair are the woodlands, Robed in flowers of garb of spring; Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, he makes our sorrowing spirit sing.3. Fair is the sunshine, Fair is the moonlight, Bright the sparkling starry host; Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer than all the angels in the sky.4. Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations! Son of God and Son of Man! Glory and honor, Praise, adoration, now and forever more be Thine!