Author: John M. Neale, 1818-1866 Hymnal: Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #454 (2012) Meter: 10.10.10.10 Topics: The Liturgical Year The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) Lyrics: 1 Draw near and take the body of the Lord,
Receive the holy blood for you outpoured,
Saved by that precious body and that blood,
Whereby refreshed, we offer thanks to God.
2 Our loving Savior, Christ, the only Son,
Who by his cross and blood the vict'ry won,
Gave his own life for greatest and for least:
Himself the Victim and himself the Priest.
3 Let us approach with thankful hearts sincere,
And gain the safeguard of salvation here.
God, who all faithful servants rules and shields,
To all believers life eternal yields.
4 With heav'nly bread he makes the hungry whole,
Gives living waters to the thirsting soul.
The one eternal God, to whom shall bow
All on the last day; he is with us now. Scripture: John 4:10 Languages: English Tune Title: ANIMA CHRISTI
Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord