About the Song
Traditional words and music, arranged by Sally DeFord
The words to this well-loved hymn can be found in many different forms. I have used the version below simply because it is my favorite.
This arrangement calls for piano, organ and flute, and you really do need to use them all–the arrangement loses most of its interest if even one of the parts is missing. The organ score is about the difficulty of a typical hymn. The piano accompaniments for the SSA and SSATB versions are identical, and the same organ and flute scores are used for both. The master score contains the SSATB vocal parts, not the SSA..
Church Music Submission: Relief Society division–Award of Merit 2005 (SSA version)
Sheet Music Downloads
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Recording featuring the BYU-Idaho Women’s Choir
(Dr. Rebecca Lord conducting, with Allison Vest (piano), Edward Poston (organ), and Clarissa Tracy (flute).
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Fair is the sunlight; fair is the moonlight,
And all the stars in heaven above
Jesus shines brighter; Jesus shines purer,
And brings to all the world His love
Fair are the meadows; fair are the woodlands;
Robed in the flowers of blooming spring
Jesus is fairer; Jesus is purer;
He makes the sorrowing spirit sing
Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations;
Son of God and Son of man
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
Now and forever more be thine
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