Advent Hymnals

289. NEAR THE CROSS

Christ in Song,

1.
Jesus, keep me near the cross,
There a precious fountain
Free to all, a healing stream,
Flows from Calv'ry's mountain.

Chorus:
In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever;
Till my raptur'd 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.  [Chorus]

3.
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.  [Chorus]

4.
Near the cross I'll watch and wait,
Hoping, trusting ever;
Till I reach the golden strand,
Just beyond the river.  [Chorus]

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Title Near the Cross
Key F Major
Titles In the cross, in the cross,
First Line Jesus, keep me near the cross
Author Fanny J. Crosby
Year 1908
Composer W. H. Doane
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Tune Jesus, keep me near the cross
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Subjects Christ: Cross of Christ
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