Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Simply, but expressively
1. Fair is the sunshine,
Fairer the moonlight
And all the stars in heav’n above;
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer
And brings to all the world his love.
2. Fair are the meadows,
Fairer the woodlands,
Robed in the flowers of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer.
He makes the sorrowing spirit sing.
3. Beautiful Savior!
Lord of the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Thee will I honor, praise, and give glory,
Give praise and glory evermore!
Sing verse 1 in unison. Verse 2 may be sung as a duet.Optional descant for voice or instrument (verse 3)Beautiful Savior!Lord of the nations!Son of God and Son of Man!Thee I honor, praise, and give glory,Give glory evermore!Evermore!
Words: Anon., 12th century
Music: Silesian folk song, arr. by Darwin Wolford, b. 1936. Arr. © 1989 IRI
Doctrine and Covenants 43:34
Doctrine and Covenants 110:2–4