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.
William Mayenga

Kisii, Nyanza, Kenya

I remember this song from back in highschool, we used to sing at the top of our lungs. Now I understand I never understood the lyrics - until ten years later! Tis a good song - I love it.

Yinka Kolawole

Lagos, Lagos/Oke-Afa, Nigeria

Oh Jesus keep us near your cross forever. What a soul-lifting song!.

Thamash Majhi

Gada Pur, India

Nice song lyrics


Gift Chinenye

Abuja, F C T, Nigeria

Jesus keep me close to the Cross always.

Obioma Caleb

Aba, Abia, Nigeria

In the Cross be my Glory Ever! Till my Raptured soul shall find rest beyond the River!

In the Cross! Oh The Cross, What a Cross, Jesus paid the Price.... I love God 🙏🙏❤️

Anyanwu Augustus

Portharcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Today the 5th of December 2023, I came across this hymnal. The tone is familiar yet the lyrics seems I've never met it in my Christian soujourn.

I am melted and encouraged in my spirit.

Seems the earth went void again after the fall of man in Eden.

I must not miss heaven!

Makeyah Daurham

New Orleans, LA, United States

I remember as a young girl my mother, RIP singing this hymn, I’m 72 & it brought tears to my eyes as it was sang in church service today because, I hadn’t heard it since then. 🙏🏽


Lagos, Nigeria

I was in a disciple class today and this song was sang, the cross is really a place of death, where we die to our flesh and human nature and completely take up the new life in Christ Jesus

Sabanet D. Stephen

Kaduna, Nigeria

Thank you Anna Lary for this complimentary notes about the hymn. It makes it all the more lovable

John Olutunde Ajayi

Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria

Glory be to God in the highest for the gift of life. It was when l could not find the stipulated hymn on my quiet time Devotional that I was moved to discover the hymn. What a joy filled my soul! Thank you Jesus