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.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

This hymn is leading us to take up our cross daily.


Lagos, Nigeria

i guess this hymm was actually re-written because the one on the hymn book is quite different.

Emmanuel Essandoh

Ayeduse, Kumasi, Ghana

This hymn is very powerful, who wrote this song?


Lagos, Nigeria

This hymn is soul uplifting, thank You Jesus.

V Crosby

Houston, Texas, United States

Glory, Glory, Glory

Thank You Jesus.

Ann Marie Roach


Thank You Lord for the cross. It reminds me of how You love me.


The Spirit woke me up with this divine song this morning. So grateful. He is

nearer then you can imagine. Amen.


Cameron, OK, United States

This song came to my heart about a week ago. It's such a great timeless gospel hymn!! I remember singing it in church! I'm glad I was able to find it here!! Yes indeed we are closer everyday to the coming of our Lord Jesus!! Let's keep praying witnessing and encouraging one another in the body of Christ!!


Spokane, Washington, United States

Maybe this song was translated into another language, then back to English. It's close enough. All the verses are beautiful and wonderful. We can sing every one of them in praise to God for the peace that lies just beyond. Hallelujah brethren, we are very close to the Eternal Kingdom!

Chigbu Odoemelam Chilee

Eziala Nsulu, Isialangwa North, Abia, Nigeria

Amen, Lord Jesus. The cross is the razor that shaves our flesh daily.