SATB Choir and Organ (or piano). A perfect little communion gem: lovely melody, easy four-part verse, a beautiful descant on the final stanza. Text by John Mason Neale.
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.
He that his saints in this world rule and shield,
to all believers life eternal yields.
With heavenly bread makes them that hunger whole,
gives living waters to the thirsting soul.
Approach ye then with faithful hearts sincere
And take the pledges of salvation here.
O judge of all, our only Savior thou,
In Him thy feast of love be with us now.