197. Jesus, Keep Me near the Cross

1 Jesus, keep me near the cross;
there a precious fountain,
free to all, a healing stream,
flows from Calv'ry's mountain.

In the cross, in the cross,
be my glory ever,
till my ransomed 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 live from day to day
with its shadow o'er me. [Refrain]

4 Near the cross I'll watch and wait,
hoping, trusting ever,
till I reach the golden strand,
just beyond the river. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, keep me near the cross
Title: Jesus, Keep Me near the Cross
Author: Fanny Crosby (1869, alt.)
Refrain First Line: In the cross, in the cross
Meter: refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: Burial and Memorial; Faith and Aspiration; Lent
Tune Information
Composer: William H. Doane (1869)
Meter: refrain
Key: F Major

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