49. Draw Near and Take

1 Draw near and take the body of your Lord,
and drink with faith the blood for you outpoured.

2 Saved by his body, hallowed by his blood,
with souls refreshed, we give our thanks to God.

3 Salvation's giver, Christ, the only Son,
by his dear cross and blood the victory won.

4 Let us approach with faithful hearts sincere,
and take the pledges of salvation here.

5 The Lord in this world rules his saints, and shields;
to all believers life eternal yields;

6 with heavenly bread makes those who hunger whole;
gives living waters to the thirsting soul.

8 Before your presence, Lord, all people bow.
In this your feast of love be with us now.

Text Information
First Line: Draw near and take the body of the Lord
Title: Draw Near and Take
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866) (alt.)
Meter: 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: liturgical: Communion Songs; Eucharist; Water
Source: Latin (Sancti, venite, 7th cent.
Tune Information
Name: SONG 46
Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Meter: 10 10
Key: F Major
Source: First strain of Song 46

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