F. J. Crosby

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

Shed 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.


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