327 Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord

The Hymnal 1982 327

Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord

palmer church
John Mason Neale, 1818-1866
David Ashley White, b. 1944
Text Source(s)
Bangor Antiphoner, ca. 690

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.

6 He that his saints in this world rules and shields, to all believers life eternal yields;

7 with heavenly bread he makes the hungry whole, gives living waters to the thirsting soul.

8 Alpha-Omega, unto whom shall bow all nations at the Doom, is with us now.

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