1 Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord,
And drink the holy Blood for you outpoured.
Offered was He for greatest and for least,
Himself the Victim and Himself the Priest.
2 He that His saints in this world rules and shields,
To all believers life eternal yields,
With heav'nly bread makes them that hunger whole,
Gives living waters to the thirsting soul.
3 Approach ye, then, with faithful hearts sincere,
And take the pledges of salvation here.
O Judge of all, our only Savior Thou,
In this Thy feast of love to be with us now.
|First Line:||Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord|
|Title:||Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord|
|Latin Title:||Sancti, venite, corpus Christi sumite|
|Translator:||John M. Neale (1851, cento, alt.)|
|Author:||Unknown (c. 680)|
|Topic:||The Sacraments: The Lord's Supper|
|Source:||"Genevan Psalter," 1551|