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.