328. 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.

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.

Text Information
First Line: Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Meter: 10. 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Holy Eucharist
Source: Bangor Antiphoner, ca. 690
Tune Information
Name: SONG 46
Composer (melody and bass): Orlando Gibbons, 1583-1625
Meter: 10. 10
Key: F Major

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