Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
Jesus, keep me near the cross, There a precious fountain, Free to all, a healing stream, Flows from Calvary’s mountain.
Near the cross, a trembling soul, Love and mercy found me; There the Bright and Morning Star Shed His beams around me.
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.
Near the cross! I’ll watch and wait, Hoping, trusting ever, Till I reach the golden strand, Just beyond the river.
In the cross, in the cross Be my glory ever, Till my raptur’d soul shall find Rest beyond the river. A-MEN.
by Fanny J. Crosby. 1820 – 1915 and William H. Doane, 1832 – 1915
-posted by Tim