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.

Miami Gardens, Florida, United States

Thank You Jesus.


Thank You Jesus, at Your cross there is love, there is healing. Always keep me in the cross. Amen.

Emmanuel Chimaeze

Lagos, Nigeria

The cross—altar of transformation with the empowering blood sacrifice what a place of transformation, reassurance for my soul offering a crystal emission of joy of salvation to my soul. Jesus I worship You for the cross.


Washington (WA), United States

In the chorus the word "raptured" is used in most hymn books I see, but as a kid we sang "ransomed."

Ruci Tukana

Suva, Fiji

The cross is my strength. Glory be to God. At the cross, I'll wait for His return.


Onitsha, Nigeria

The cross is rough and deadly but after its work is done, comes the manifestation of the resurrection glory and power.

Lord Jesus, keep me near Your cross.

The place of my redemption and transformation.

Bring its scenes continually before me.

May I never lose sight of it.


Scott, LA, United States

Praise God & keep me on thy path of righteousness. For I only want to do what matters to you. Praises go up and blessing come down. Father God You’re a miracle worker and I’m asking for a miracle as I eat this bread and drink of this cup. Until we meet face to face, Amen.

Veronica Beri

Buea, South West, Cameroon

Oh precious Jesus what a beautiful sacrifice on the cross... where my soul has been ransomed. Thank You so so much for this manner of love. I love You Jesus and I want to love You more.

Isaac Chukwuma

Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria

The chorus of this great song has been playing in my heart throughout today. Dear Jesus please keep me near the cross. May I never lose focus of the cross till the day I will see You face to face, You that bore the cross.


Uniondale, NY, United States

Thank God for the cross Whenever I make mistakes I thank God for that Cross.Lord help me to love and trust YOU more and more each day.

Bless you for this site where I can worship with music.