NEAR THE CROSS

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.

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