29. Near the Cross

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

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

3 Near the cross, a trembling soul,
Love and mercy found me;
There the Bright and Morning Star
Sheds its beams around me.

4 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.

5 Near the cross, I’ll watch and wait,
Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I reach the golden strand
Just beyond the river.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, keep me near the cross
Title: Near the Cross
Author: Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915)
Refrain First Line: In the cross
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Lent and Holy Week
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus, keep me near the cross]
Composer: William H. Doane (1832-1915)
Key: F Major

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