Jesus, keep me near the cross

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.
Near the cross, a trembling soul,
  Love and mercy found me;
There the Bright and Morning Star
  Sheds its beams around me.
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.
Near the cross I'll watch and wait,
  Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I see my Savior's face,
  Leave His presence never.
David Yako

Kuje, FCT, Nigeria

Sing on all you soldiers of the cross with Heaven in view, because we will soon cross the river to find eternal REST. HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!

Kirsten Hauge

Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

The chorus I grew up with was:

"In the cross, in the cross

Be my glory ever,

Til at last my soul shall find

Rest beyond the river."

This was in a tiny Baptist church in Englehart, Ontario, Canada.

Akinwande Michael Olusegun

Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

This Song Has Blessed my life and will Continue to Bless me. My singular Prayer for the Writer of this Hymn is That She Finds Rest Beyond The River...Haleluyah...




In the cross, in the cross,

Be my glory ever;

till my raptured soul shall find

rest beyond the River

Blair Chitimbe

Blantyre, Malawi

The significance of the Cross in our Christian lives cannot be over emphasized, to be victorious one has to choose the Cross without hesitation. Jesus Christ died for all believers; what is important to make a closer step each day towards the golden strand with the Messiah by your side in order to attain the peaceful rest beyond that river.


Lagos, Nigeria

The original words of the hymn are deeply inspiring. The fourth stanza states -

Near the cross I'll watch and wait,

Hoping Trusting Ever

Till I reach the golden strand,

Just beyond the river.

And the chorus states-

In the cross, in the cross

Be my glory ever

Till my raptured soul shall find

Rest beyond the river.

Kehinde Paul

Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Please I'd like to know how to play piano. Also we be use in our church. Thanks.

Great job.


Accra, Ghana

I really like this song. God bless you.

Salami Bolaji

Tamale, Northern Region

The hymn is deeply inspiring, reminding me always where my glory lies. But why did you change the chorus, pls can we know?

Mark Sidney

New Douglas, IL

I love this hymn! But where did you find your version of the chorus. It doesn't come from Fanny Crosby who wrote the song. Just wondering. When I did our church bulletin for tonight I did not catch that difference in time. And I do prefer Fanny Crosby's word. God bless.