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Composed for “Church Hymns with Tunes”, S.P.C.K., 1874.
|1||Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord,
And drink the holy Blood for you outpour’d.
|2||Saved by that Body and that holy Blood,
With souls refresh’d, we render thanks to God.
|3||Salvation’s Giver, Christ, the Only Son,
By His dear Cross and Blood the victory
|4||Offer’d was He for greatest and for least,
Himself the Victim, and Himself the Priest.
|5||Victims were offer’d by the law of old,||6||He, Ransomer from death, and Light from|
|Which in a type this heavenly mystery told.||shade,|
|Now gives His holy grace His saints to aid.|
|7||Approach ye then with faithful hearts sincere.
And take the safeguard of salvation here.
|8||He, that His saints in this world rules and|
|To all believers life eternal yields;|
|9||With heavenly bread makes them that hunger||10||Alpha and Omega, to Whom shall bow|
|whole,||All nations at the Doom, is with us now. Amen.|
|Gives living waters to the thirsting soul.|
|John Mason Neale, 1818 - 66.|
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