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Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

The Baptist Hymnal No. 280
Text: Fanny J. Crosby
Music: William H. Doane
Tune: NEAR THE CROSS Meter: 7.6.7.6 with Refrain


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1.	Jesus, keep me near the cross; 
	There a precious fountain, 
	Free to all, a healing stream, 
	Flows from Calv'ry's mountain. 
	(Refrain) 

2.	Near the cross, a trembling soul, 
	Love and mercy found me; 
	There the Bright and Morning Star 
	Sheds His beams around me. 
	(Refrain) 

3.	Near the cross! O Lamb of God, 
	Bring its scenes before me; 
	Help me walk from day to day 
	With its shadow o'er me. 
	(Refrain) 

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

Refrain: 
	In the cross, in the cross, 
	Be my glory ever, 
	Till my ransomed soul shall find 
	Rest beyond the river.

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