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732. Draw Near and Take the Body of Your Lord

1 Draw near and take the body of your Lord,
And drink with faith the blood for you out-poured.

2 Saved by his body hallowed by his blood,
With souls refreshed we give our thanks to God.

3 Salvation's giver, Christ, the only Son,
By his dear cross and blood the vict'ry won.

4 He--ransomer from death, and light from shade--
Now gives his holy grace his saints to aid.

5 Let us approach with faithful hearts sincere,
And take the pledges of salvation here.

6 The Lord in this world rules his saints, and shields,
To all believers life eternal yields:

7 With heavenly bread makes those who hunger whole,
Gives living waters to the thirsting soul.

8 Before your presence, Lord,all people bow.
In this your feast of love be with us now.

Text Information
First Line: Draw near and take the body of your Lord
Title: Draw Near and Take the Body of Your Lord
Latin Title: Sancti, venite, Christe corpus sumite
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 10 10
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Eucharist; Gathering; Paschal Mystery (3 more...)
Source: Latin, 7th C.
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan, 1842-1900
Meter: 10 10
Key: E♭ Major

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