Fairest Lord Jesus chords

The Peasall Sisters
  • The authorship of the hymn "Fairest Lord Jesus" is not definitively attributed to a single person. The hymn's origins are somewhat unclear, and it's thought to have originated in Germany in the 17th century. The lyrics were initially written in German, titled "Schoenster Herr Jesu," and were translated into English by various authors over time.
  • Featured Artist: The Peasall Sisters - country music singers from White House, Tennessee.
  • Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at 81 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: C, Dm, Dm7, F, G, G7, Am7
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
C Major Dm Dm7 F Major F Major G Major G7 Am7
C Major Dm Dm7 F Major F Major G Major G7 Am7

Fairest Lord Jesus

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               C     F  G   C      G  F
Intro: 4/4 ||: /  /  /  / | /  /   /  / :||

   C             Dm   G   C
1. Fair-est Lord Je - e - sus,
   C             Dm   G   C
   Ru-ler of all na - a - ture,
     F       C       Dm7  C   G
   O thou of God and man  the Son,
   C           Dm7
   Thee will I che - rish,
   G7          C
   Thee will I ho-nor,
        Am7       Dm7     C    G7    C     F  G   C     G  F
   Thou my soul's glo-ry, joy, and | crown /  / | /  /  /  / |

   C            Dm    G    C
2. Fair are the mea - ea - dows,
   C                 Dm    G     C        
   Fair-er still the woo - ood - lands,
         F      C         Dm7  C  G    
   Robed in the bloom-ing garb of spring:
   C           Dm7
   Je - sus is fair - er,
   G7        C
   Je-sus is pur-er
      Am7        Dm7     C     G7   C      F  G   C     G  F
   Who makes the woe-ful heart to | sing.  /  / | /  /  /  / |
   C           Dm    G    C
3. Fair is the sun - un - shine,
   C                 Dm     G     C   
   Fair-er still the moon - oon - light,
       F       C          Dm7  C  G    
   And all the twink-ling star-ry host:
   C             Dm7
   Je-sus shines bright-er,
   G7            C
   Je-sus shines pur-er 
        Am7     Dm7     C      G7    C      F  G   C     G  F
   Than all the ang-els heav'n can | boast  /  / | /  /  /  / |
    C     F  G   C     G  F
  | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |

   C           Dm    G   C
4. Beau-ti-ful Sav - a - ior!
   C           Dm   G   C   
   Lord of the na - a - tions!
       F  C       Dm7  C   G    
   Son of God and Son  of  Man!
   C          Dm7
   Glo-ry and hon-or,
   G7           C
   Praise, ad-o-ra-tion,
       Am7     Dm7   C    G7    C     G  F     C
   Now and for-ev-er-more be  | thine /  /  |  𝄑   |

The Hymn

Beautiful Savior
Beautiful Savior

"Fairest Lord Jesus," also known as "Beautiful Savior," is a treasured Christian hymn that exalts the beauty of Jesus Christ. The song celebrates Christ's loveliness and divine nature. Though its origins trace back to a German hymn, it has found popularity in various Christian denominations worldwide.

The melody, originally a Silesian folk tune titled "Schönster Herr Jesu," was paired with German lyrics written by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben and Ernst Richter in 1842. The hymn gained recognition for its beautiful melody and lyrical content, praising Jesus as the most beautiful and magnificent of all.

In 1850, B. S. Ingemann, a Danish hymn writer, adopted the same melody for his hymn "Dejlig Er Jorden." The Danish lyrics were not directly related to the German text but shared the same tune, and each hymn took on its own distinct lyrical meaning in its respective language.

Over the years, various translations and adaptations of the hymn emerged in different languages, all extolling the splendor and glory of Christ, making it a widely cherished and celebrated hymn across different cultures and regions.

The Peasall Sisters

The Peasall Sisters
The Peasall Sisters"

The Peasall Sisters are a country and bluegrass music group consisting of three sisters: Sarah, Hannah, and Leah. They gained widespread recognition for their participation in the soundtrack of the acclaimed film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" The film, directed by the Coen Brothers, featured the sisters' harmonious and authentic vocal performances, which brought them significant attention.

Born and raised in White House, Tennessee, the sisters grew up in a musical family and were influenced by traditional American folk, country, and bluegrass music. Their participation in the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, where they performed classic tracks like "In the Highways" and "Angel Band," helped them gain popularity and acclaim within the music industry.

Their music often carries strong elements of traditional bluegrass and folk, and they've continued performing together, showcasing their tight harmonies and distinctive sound. The Peasall Sisters have since released their own albums and continued to make music both individually and collectively, contributing to the preservation and celebration of traditional American music.

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