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.
Edith Nwoko

Aba, Abia State, Nigeria

God will always be my glory forever, amen

Jim Arrington

Spartanburg, SC, United States

My wife and I joined about 50 other pilgrims for a New Year trip to The Holy Land. We saw many sacred sites, we heard many languages, and we fellowshipped with many new friends. A memory highlight was hearing a group of oriental Christians weaving through the narrow, crowded streets of Jerusalem singing this familiar hymn in their own tongue as we joined in ours. It felt like being in a global mass choir as the chaotic din gave way to vespers.


Dripping Springs, Texas, United States

This song was in my head this morning. Hadn't heard it for years. Thank you dear Lord Jesus! You came down! You laid down! You rose up!

Ngozi Peters

Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom

The earnest desire of a true believer is to be constantly kept near the cross. Jesus is the only one that can help us stay close. Life challenges draws us more closer to him because it proves our faith in him. When we go through the waters and through the fires , let us know we are only drawn closer and closer to the cross not to get drowned or burnt but rather that his glory will be seen through us.


Babatunde Timothy

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

Jesus Christ is all in all in every aspect of our life.


Iwo, Osun, Nigeria

In the cross is my glory, I'll find rest with Him. Glory.

Cynthia Amoaba

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

I just got this song from the Holy Spirit. We've placed the power and symbol of the cross in the dark for a long time. The lyrics of this song show us why we should tarry near the cross. Because anytime we lift our heads we will see Christ and continue to be reminded of His love with increasing faith. Christ said "take up your cross and follow me". Following him makes it easier for us since His destination will be our goal, and from the last stanza of the song, when we've finally gotten to the destination, Christ will turn His face unto us for us to see him, for our faith in continuing to follow him although we couldn't see His face. It's the faith in Christ and the Power of the cross that can only make us follow Christ unto perfection without fumbling.

Joseph Robert

Kigoma, Ujiji, Tanzania

Jesus Paid It All

Betty Osei

Accra, Ghana

A very nice song

Aidan Abobe

Mirigu, Bolga, Ghana

Any time I listen to the song I share tears. I see how Christ love me, yet am a sinner.