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.
Anastasia Macdonald

MK, Bucks, United Kingdom

In my sleep I could here chorus the words near the cross, near the cross. So I googled it and here I am. I'm not particularly into hymns and so when I get that prompting (which has not been the first), I want ask the Lord what is he wants me to know. I really enjoy and blessed by watching other brethrens comments. 🙏🏽❤️😇


Hail, Saudi Arabia

It’s just a nice song, it brings me near the saviour

Elizabeth Tam Zoe

Portharcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

In the course of my personal time of worship and supplication, this song pop up amidst prayers. I tried to ignore it and to continue praying but alas,! ,the urge to sing it was stronger so I paused and reached out to my Ancient and Modern and Sacred songs and solos but couldn't find it in both till I got on here....

Then Peace and Grace flood my heart as I sang it over and over.....


Liverpool, United Kingdom

Such a beautiful song. My husband and I sang it through.. we were. blessed by the words and God's never ending love and grace. Praise God for all His goodness to us.


Lagos, Nigeria

I love this song! I feel very excited and fulfilled each time I sing it


Kasama, Northern Province, Zambia

This hymn is soul healing and singing it along with the lyrics just melts your heart...

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.