"Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord"
                            author unknown, c. 680
                    Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.220

        1. Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord
        And drink the holy blood for you outpoured.
        Offered was He for greatest and for least,
        Himself the Victim and Himself the Priest.

        2. He that His saints in this world rules and shields
        To all believers life eternal yields,
        With heavenly bread makes them that hunger whole,
        Gives living waters to the thirsting soul.

        3. Approach ye, then, with faithful hearts sincere
        And take the pledges of salvation here.
        O Judge of all, our only Savior Thou,
        In this Thy feast of love be with us now.

Notes: Hymn #307 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 34:8 Author: Latin author unknown, c. 680 Translated by: John M. Neale, 1851, cento, alt. Titled: "Sancti, venite, corpus Christi sumite" Tune: "Old 124th" 1st Published in: _Genevan Psalter_, 1551
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