19. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

1 Jesus, keep me near the cross;
There's 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: Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
Author: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915
Refrain First Line: In the cross, in the cross
Language: English
Publication Date: 1981
Topic: Hymns
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus, keep me near the cross]
Composer: William H. Doane, 1832-1915
Harmonizer: J. Jefferson Cleveland, 1937-
Harmonizer: Verolga Nix, 1933-
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Harm. © 1981 by Abingdon.



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