4518. 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.

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 Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1869)
Refrain First Line: In the cross, in the cross
Language: English
Source: Bright Jewels, by William B. Bradbury (New York: Biglow & Main, 1869)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus, keep me near the cross]
Composer: William Howard Doane
Incipit: 34321 66511 33234
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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