559. 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 vision glorious;
All my sins are washed away
In the blood of Jesus.

2 Near the cross, a trembling soul,
Love and mercy found me;
There the Bright and Morning Star
Shed its beams around me. [Chorus]

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. [Chorus]

4 Near the cross I'll watch and wait,
Hoping, trusting, ever,
Till I reach the golden strand,
Just beyond the river. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, keep me near the cross
Title: Near the Cross
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Editor: Tow
Refrain First Line: In the cross, in the cross
Language: English
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Cleansing and Forgiveness; Passion and Cross
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus, keep me near the cross]
Composer: William H. Doane
Key: F Major

Audio recording: RHC_559.mp3
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