637. Draw near and Take the Body of the Lord

1 Draw near 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 who His saints in this world rules and shields,
To all believers life eternal yields;
With heav'nly bread He makes the hungry whole,
Gives living waters to the thirsting soul.

3 Come forward then with faithful hearts sincere,
And take the pledges of salvation here.
O Lord, our hearts with grateful thanks endow
As in this feast of love You bless us now.

Text Information
First Line: Draw near and take the body of the Lord
Title: Draw near and Take the Body of the Lord
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-66 (alt. )
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: The Lord's Supper
Source: Latin, 7th cent.
Tune Information
Name: OLD 124TH, abbr.
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: F Major
Source: Trente quatre Pseaumes de David, Geneva, 1551, ed. Louis Bourgeois; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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