252. 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 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
Shed 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: Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross
Author: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: 7 6 7 6 with refrain
Scripture: John 12:32
Topic: Devotional; Jesus Christ: His Cross; Jesus Christ: His Love and Mercy (2 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the cross, in the cross
Tune Information
Name: NEAR THE CROSS
Harmonizer: Verolga Nix-Allen, b. 1933
Harmonizer: J. Jefferson Cleveland, 1937-1988
Composer: William H. Doane, 1832-1915
Meter: 7 6 7 6 with refrain
Key: F Major
Copyright: Harm. © 1981, Abingdon Press



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