Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord;

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CGS No.: 
598

Verse 1
Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord;
And drink the holy Blood for you outpoured.

Verse 2
Saved by His Body, hallowed by His Blood,
With souls refreshed we render thanks to God.

Verse 3
Salvation's Giver, Christ, the only Son,
By His dear Cross and Blood the victory won.

Verse 4
Offered was He for greatest and for least,
Himself the Victim, and Himself the Priest.

Verse 5
Victims were offered by the law of old,
Which in a type celestial mysteries told.

Verse 6
He, Ransomer from death, and Light from shade,
Now gives His Holy grace His saints to aid.

Verse 7
Approach ye then with faithful hearts sincere,
And take the pledges of Salvation here.

Verse 8
He, that in this world rules His saints, and shields,
To all believers life eternal yields.

Verse 9
With Heavenly Bread makes them that hunger whole,
Gives Living Waters to the thirsting soul.

Verse 10
O Judge of all, our only Saviour Thou,
In this Thy feast of love be with us now.