504. 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.

Refrain:
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: Frances J. Crosby (1869)
Meter: 6.6.7.6
Scripture: Revelation 22:1-2
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Near_the_Cross); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/n/e/nercross.htm); The Salvation Army, Songs and Music, 1922 (399)
Refrain First Line: In the cross, in the cross
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus, keep me near the cross]
Composer: William H. Doane (1869)
Meter: 6.6.7.6
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Near_the_Cross); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/n/e/nercross.htm); The Salvation Army, Songs and Music, 1922 (399)



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