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.
Sanyu Brendah

Kampala, Uganda

Am finally near the cross thanks Lord God for keeping me near You Lord🙏🙏🙏

Igwe Okoronkwo

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

I love this song. Each time I sing it I feel closer to heaven.

Ayiaka Fidelis

Lafia, Nasarawa, Nigeria

I have been singing this song for many years ago it haven't move my spirit until Saturday Nov/23/2023, in fact I saw Heaven since then the world mean nothing to me and is always my memory verse. Thanks and God bless the writer.

Asaa Leticia

Techiman, Ghana

I don't know how to sing this hmmm but I always feel exited when someone is singing.


Kampala, Uganda

Please change the last verse too. The last two lines are

Till I reach the golden strand

Just beyond the river.


Athiriver, Kenya

I love this song

Kevin Buhler

La Crete, Alberta, Canada

Yes, especially in these times in society with all that is going on, we know that Jesus is still in control, to keep Near the Cross!!!

Bob Lopez

Manhasset, NY, United States

So many times have I found myself near The Cross, that it seems more like home to me than all the joyful occasions God has afforded me. This is not because I am a masochist. The glory that I find is well worth any pain I had to experience to get there, and I consider myself quite fortunate to have been given this opportunity


Ellicott, MD, United States

Jesus is all the world to me. I praise Him for His ultimate sacrifice on the cross.

Debra Miller

Alabama, United States

The refrain in the Baptist hymnal from the early 1990's goes "n the cross, in the cross be my glory ever, til my ransomed soul shall find rest beyond the river." the "ransomed soul" referring to what Jesus' death on the cross accomplished for our souls by paying for our ransom from sin's enslavement. When they changed the word to "raptured soul" they took the meaning and continuity away from Fanny Crosby's original and took the focus off Jesus and put it on our emotional response. Typical of the modern church. Beware of preaching and teaching that pleases your ears but does nothing to convict you of sin or point to it's conqueror, Jesus.