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Fairest Lord Jesus

Stephen Main

Translator: Joseph August Seiss

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Vocal Forces: SATB divisi

Accompaniment: Piano

Text Source:
Schönster Herr Jesu
from Münster Gesangbuch, 1677; tr. vv. 1–3, Anonymous; tr. v 4, Joseph August Seiss, 1823–1904

Series: Choral

Difficulty Level: M


The first portion of this setting offers a gentle, flowing accompaniment to cradle the original melody and the sweetness of the traditional text. The choral sound gradually expands until the maestoso section appears with all the utter power one could imagine! Repose returns at the conclusion of the doxology.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Lent

Liturgical: Lent 2 A, Lent 2 B, Lent 2 C, Transfiguration

Topical: Creation, Jesus Christ, Praise

Number of Pages: 16

Language: English

Format: Octavo