264. Jesus, Keep Me 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.

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
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 (1869)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.ref.
Scripture: Galatians 6:14
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Death; Christ: Cross of; Longing for Christ and God
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the cross, in the cross
Tune Information
Name: NEAR THE CROSS
Composer: William H. Doane (1869)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.ref.
Key: F Major



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