NEAR THE CROSS

Fanny J. Crosby, William H. Doane

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 raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river

 

Near the cross, a trembling soul
Love and Mercy found me
There the bright and morning star
Sheds its beams around me

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Near the cross, o, Lamb of God
Bring its scenes before me
Help me walk from day to day
With its shadows o’er me

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Near the cross I’ll watch and wait
Hoping, trusting ever
Till I reach the golden strand
Just beyond the river

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