441. Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord

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.

Text Information
First Line: Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord
Latin Title: Sancti venite, Christi corpus sumite
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866) (alt.)
Meter: 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Atonement; Church Year: Good Friday; Holy Communion (2 more...)
Source: Bangor Antiphoner, c. 690
Tune Information
Name: SONG 46
Composer (melody and bass): Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Meter: 10 10
Key: F Major
Source: Melody and bass from first strain of Song 46

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