SCHÖNSTER HERR JESU

Latest update on 30/03/2020

Artist: Silesian folk melody
Author: traditional
Year: 1677

Lyrics first mentioned in songbook Munster Gesangbuch. Often regarded as a middle European (German, Czech, Polish) crusade song, while there are no traces of the tune prior to songbook Schlesische Volkslieder (1842).

Covers:

1842:

August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben & Ernst Richter [as Jesus ûber Alles; Hoffmann von Fallersleben also wrote Das Lied der Deutschen with lyric line Deutschland ûber Alles]

1850:

Bernhard Ingemann [popular Danish X-mas song as Pilgrimssang; first line: Dejlig er jorden, Lovely Earth]

1873:

Joseph August Seiss [as Fairest Lord Jesus, also known as Beautiful Savior]

1884:

Cecilia Baath-Holmberg [in Swedish as Harlig ar jorden; not just a juletide song, also popular at funerals]

1915:

Catharina van Hille-Gaerthé [as Eeuwen Geleden (kwamen getreden, herders in Bethlehems arme stal)]

1944:

Bing Crosby [as Beautiful Savior]

1945:

Jens Christian Aaberg [as Fair Is Creation]

1962:

Tennessee Ernie Ford [idem]

1962:

Burl Ives [as Fairest Lord Jesus]

1964:

Willy & Willeke Alberti [als Eeuwen Geleden]

1974:

Pat Boone [as Fairest Lord Jesus]

1987:

Sissel [als Deilig er jorden]

2002:

Amy Grant [as Fairest Lord Jesus]

2013:

Frode Fjellheim [tune of Eatnemen Vuelie in Disney animation film Frozen]

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