Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord

Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord, And drink the holy blood for you outpoured

Translator: J. M. Neale (1861)
Communion Songs
Published in 89 hymnals

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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.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #441

Translator: J. M. Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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First Line: Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord, And drink the holy blood for you outpoured
Title: Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord
Latin Title: Sancti, venite, corpus christi smite
Translator: J. M. Neale (1861)
Meter: 10.10
Source: Latin hymn, 7th cent.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come to the banquet
Copyright: Public Domain
Liturgical Use: Communion Songs

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Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #441Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #309TextPage Scan
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #411
Common Praise (1998) #49TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #296Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #314TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #810Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #829
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #327Text
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #328TextPage Scan
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #401
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #157
Lutheran Service Book #637TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #851Audio
Small Church Music #1781Audio
Small Church Music #1807Audio
Small Church Music #2652Audio
Small Church Music #5428Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #1264TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #281
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #498
Include 68 pre-1979 instances



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