1. 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
2. Near the cross a trembling soul,
Love and mercy found me;
There the bright and morning star
Sheds its beams around me.
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.
4. Near the cross I’ll watch and wait,
Hoping trusting ever,
Till I reach the Golden Straud,
Just beyond the river.