14. Near the Cross

1 Jesus, keep me near the cross;
There a precious fountain,
Free to all, a healing stream,
Flows from Calvary's mountain.

In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever,
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.

2 Near the cross, a trembling soul,
Love and mercy found me;
There the bright and morning star
Sheds its beams around me. [Refrain]

3 Near the cross! O Lamb of God,
Bring its scenes before me;
Help me walk from day to day,
With its shadows o'er me. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, keep me near the cross
Title: Near the Cross
Author: F. C. VanAlstyne
Publication Date: 1883
Refrain First Line: In the cross
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus, keep me near the cross]
Composer: W. H. Doane

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