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Near the Cross

In my work whatever it be

Author: E. R. Latta
Tune: [In my work, whate’er it be]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In my work, whate’er it be,
Ever keep me near the cross!
Whatsoe’er it bringeth me,
Ever keep me near the cross!

Near the cross! near the cross!
When angry billows toss,
That my soul may fear no loss,
Ever keep me near the cross!

2 If my talents be out few,
Ever keep me near the cross!
I must all my duty do,
Ever keep me near the cross! [Refrain]

3 Reaping grain, or sowing seed,
Ever keep me near the cross!
Still my Saviour’s grace I need,
Ever keep me near the cross! [Refrain]

Source: The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #9

Author: E. R. Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In my work whatever it be
Title: Near the Cross
Author: E. R. Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Near the cross
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

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The Crowning Day #9

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