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 shadow o’er me.
  4. Near the cross I’ll watch and wait,
    hoping, trusting ever,
    till I reach the golden strand