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
|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)|
|Source:||Latin hymn, 7th cent.|
|Liturgical Use:||Communion Songs|