1 Je - sus, keep me near the cross,
2 Near the cross, a trembling soul,
3 Near the cross! O Lamb of God,
4 Near the cross I'll watch and wait,
1 There a precious foun -tain
2 Love and mercy found me;
3 Bring its scenes be-fore me;
4 Hoping, trusting e - ver,
1 Free to all a healing stream,
2 There the Bright and Morning Star
3 Help me walk from day to day,
4 Till I reach the golden strand,
1 Flows from Cal-v'ry's moun-tain.
2 Sheds its beams a-round me.
3 With its shad-ows o'er me.
4 Just beyond the riv-er.
In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glo-ry e-ver;
Till my rap-tured soul shall find
Rest beyond the riv-er.