257. 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 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)

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: Near the Cross
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Cross: of Christ
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the cross, in the cross, be my glory ever
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus, keep me near the cross]
Composer: William H. Doane
Key: F Major

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