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.
|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|
|Topic:||Eucharist; Gathering; Paschal Mystery(3 more...)|
|Source:||Latin, 7th C.|
|Composer:||Arthur S. Sullivan, 1842-1900|