Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord

Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord, And drink the holy blood for you outpoured

Translator: J. M. Neale (1861)
Communion Songs
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1 Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord,
and drink the holy blood for you outpoured.

2 Saved by that body and that holy blood,
with souls refreshed, we render thanks to God.

3 Salvation's giver, Christ, the only Son,
by his dear cross and blood the victory won.

4 Offered was he for greatest and for least,
himself the victim, and himself the priest.

5 Approach ye then with faithful hearts sincere,
and take the pledges of salvation here.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #441

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 >

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First Line: Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord, And drink the holy blood for you outpoured
Title: Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord
Latin Title: Sancti venite, corpus Christi sumite
Translator: J. M. Neale (1861)
Meter: 10.10
Source: Latin hymn, 7th cent.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Liturgical Use: Communion Songs



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