“Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Beautiful Savior” are two of the popular hymn texts associated with the Silesian folk melody also known as the “Crusaders Hymn.” The tune was published in the Schlesische Volkslieder (Silesian Folk Songs), 1842; and the text, “Schönster Herr Jesus” (“Most Beautiful Lord Jesus”), by German Jesuits, was published in the Münster Gesangbuch (Münster Hymnal) in 1677. The Crusaders Hymn is so named due to the legend that it was sung by German Crusaders on their way to the Holy Land.
Score, parts (Bb tpt. 1, Bb tpt. 2, F horn, tbn, tuba) — $12.99
See also our arrangement of this hymn for trombone and organ.