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265. 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.

Chorus:
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 itsbeams 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 shadow 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
Publication Date: 1960
Topic: Aspiration; Cross; Death (1 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the cross, in the cross
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus keep me near the cross]
Composer: W. H. Doane
Key: F Major



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