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.
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.
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.
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.
Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #661
|First Line:||Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord|
|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|