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.
Doreen Sinclair

Sydney, N. S. W., Australia

i am 84 often in pain, but oh the joy to sing to Jesus keep me near the cross with HIM all is well with my soul


Cecilia Pam

Felt in my heart to sing this encouraging song. Actually uplifted my spirit

Aukusitino Aka Tino Noga

Waipahu, HI, United States

beautiful song grateful to find the lyrics online.

Nehemiah Magafu

Manyoni, Tanzania

This is a song of my life as it keeps me near to Jesu's feet. Amen

Kehinde Taiwo

Lagos, Nigeria

Thanks lots for the wonderful lyrics

Walter Watkins

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Thanks this is such a trusting and dedicated song to my heart ego. God bless your heart. amen


Kigali, Rwanda

It is near the cross that we are humbled to behold the love, the mighty that secured our salvation and the magnitude of sin. To Jesus who paid the penalty, to the Father who gave His son, and to the Holy Spirit who resurrected Christ from the grave, I am forever be grateful🙏

Deji Oye

Lagos, Nigeria

This hymn just came to mind after I listened to an audio sent by my Pastor. I'm always ever so blessed whenever I sing through the hymn no matter the situation around me.


Albury, New South Wales, Australia

This old song from my teen years in the 60’s came into my mind. I had to look it up and sing it through - it’s January 11 2021 and we are all going through troubled times. ‘Jesus, keep me near the cross’ indeed

Wilbert Dawsey

Dothan, AL, United States

If there ever been a time we need to be near the cross, the time is now ! 😊