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479. Near the Cross

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1 Jesus, keep me near the cross;
there a precious fountain,
free to all, a healing stream,
flows from Calvary'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 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: Near the Cross
Author: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 7.6.7.6.Ref.
Scripture: Revelation 22:16; Mark 13:37; Ephesians 1:6; Matthew 27:54; Galatians 6:14; Matthew 10:8; John 19:25; Isaiah 55:1; Luke 23:47-49
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the cross, in the cross
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: NEAR THE CROSS
Composer: William H. Doane, 1832-1915
Meter: 7.6.7.6.Ref.
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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