307. Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord

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.


Text Information
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)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Sacraments: The Lord's Supper
Tune Information
Name: OLD 124TH
Key: F Major
Source: "Genevan Psalter," 1551

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