1. Jesus, keep me near the cross,
      There a precious fountain,
    Free to all—a healing stream,
      Flows from Calv’ry’s mountain.
    • In the cross, in the cross,
        Be my glory ever;
      From the cross my ransomed soul
          Nothing then shall sever.
  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 see my Savior’s face,
      Leave His presence never.