549. 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
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 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: Near the Cross
Author: Fanny J. Crosby (1869)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.Ref.
Scripture: Galatians 6:14; John 19:25; Mark 13:37; Revelation 22:16
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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