280. Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

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1 Jesus, keep me near the cross,
There a precious fountain;
Free to all, a healing stream,
Flows from Calv'ry's mountain.

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 His 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
Publication Date: 1991
Meter: with Refrain
Scripture: Galatians 6:14
Refrain First Line: In the cross, in the cross
Tune Information
Composer: William H. Doane
Meter: with Refrain
Key: F Major

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