Tune: NEAR THE CROSS

Composer: William H. Doane, 1869

Author: Fanny J. Crosby, 1869

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VERSE 1:
Jesus, keep me near the cross,
There a precious fountain
Free to all, a healing stream
Flows from Calvary’s mountain.

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

VERSE 2:
Near the cross, a trembling soul,
Love and mercy found me;
There the bright and morning star
Shed His beams around me.

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

VERSE 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.

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

VERSE 4:
Near the cross I’ll watch and wait
Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I reach the golden strand,
Just beyond the river.

CHORUS:
In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever;
Till my ransomed soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.
brass ensemble, rhythm, piano ad lib

This arrangement can be performed without the brass ensemble (or without rhythm), but it works best to include keyboard. The hymnal parts match the arrangement closely except for a few chord changes.

Key: F

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