The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

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200 Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
(NEAR THE CROSS. 7, 6, 7, 6. With Refrain)
Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915 W. Howard Doane, 1868

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 forever;
Till my raptured soul shall find Rest beyond the river.(Last v.) Amen.


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 shadows o'er me.


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


Copyright by W. Howard Doane. Used by permission