73. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross (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.

Refrain:
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 walk 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 (Near the Cross)
Author: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: Hebrews 12:2; 1 Corinthians 1:17-18
Topic: Lent; Sunday of the Passion; Trust
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the cross, in the cross
Tune Information
Name: NEAR THE CROSS
Composer: William H. Doane, 1831-1915
Key: F Major or modal



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