Draw near and take the body of the Lord,
And drink the holy blood for you out outpoured;
Offered was he for greatest and for least,
Himself the victim and himself the priest.
He who his saints in this world rules and shields,
To all believers life eternal yields;
With heavenly bread he makes the hungry whole,
Gives living waters to the thirsting soul.
Come forward then with faithful hearts sincere,
And take the pledges of salvation here.
O Lord, our hearts with grateful thanks endow
As in this feast of love you bless us now.
Hymn # 240 from Lutheran Worship
Author: Trente quatre pseumes de David
Tune: Old 124th
1st Published in: 1740