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near the cross

Jesus, keep me near the cross

There a precious fountain

Free to all, a healing stream

Flows from Calvary 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

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 or me


Near the cross Il watch and wait

Hoping, trusting ever

Till I reach the golden strand

Just beyond the river