Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
Words by: Fanny J. Crosby, Music by: William H. Doane
Jesus, keep me near the cross; there a precious fountain, free to all, a healing stream, flows from Calvary'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.
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.