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.