Come, Take by Faith the Body of the Lord

Come, take by faith the body of your Lord

Translator: J. M. Neale
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

Draw near, draw near!
Take the body of your Lord.
Draw near, draw near!
Drink the blood for you outpoured!

1 Draw near and take the body of your Lord,
And drink the holy blood for you outpoured.
Saved by his body and his holy blood,
With souls refreshed we give our thanks to God. [Refrain]

2 Christ our Redeemer, God’s eternal Son,
Has by his cross and blood the vict’ry won.
He gave his life for greatest and for least,
Himself the off’ring and himself the Priest. [Refrain]

3 Let us approach with faithful hearts sincere
And take the pledges of salvation here.
Christ, who in this life all the saints defends,
Gives all believers life that never ends. [Refrain]

4 With heav’nly bread he makes the hungry whole,
Gives living waters to the thirsting soul.
Lord of the nations, to whom all must bow,
In this great feast of love be with us now. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Worship: supplement #740

Translator: J. M. Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, take by faith the body of your Lord
Title: Come, Take by Faith the Body of the Lord
Translator: J. M. Neale
Source: Partly based on a seventh-century Latin hymn
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…

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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Christian Worship: supplement #740

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #197

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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