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.
Eunice Igboanugo

Nnewi, Anambra, Nigeria

For ever grateful O Lord. Tie me to Yourself.

Ogamba Onsongo

Nairobi, Kenya

Forever grateful for what was finished at the cross of Calvary.

Ononiwu Kenneth

PH, Rivers, Nigeria

oh am blessed that Jesus loves me.

Yuhe Ostin

Abuja, Nigeria

great indeed

soul inspiring hymn .

Steven Elisha

Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria

Oh blessed moment I love with Jesus.

Tata Bassey

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Ministering as a singer with this Hymn, my hope in Christ is renewed daily.

Cynthia Stevens


Near the Cross my trembling soul but love and mercy was granted to me. Thank You Jesus for offering me Your unfailing love once more as I found myself singing this song in my sleep.

Marcus Mykoo

Tallahassee, Florida, United States

This song reminds of home and I never really paid attention to the song until I came to Tallahassee and it gave me peace to study and help me through out my day.

Allan Abraham Koki-Kaweesa

Kampala, Uganda

Thank you for posting this song/hymn. I woke up with it on my heart and so after my devotion I looked it up and found it here and thoroughly enjoyed singing it. Will sing it later with my family. Praise the Lord God for the Cross! May we glory in it always! Thank God for the security we have in our relationship to Christ! Indeed nothing will sever us from Christ and His cross! Jesus richly bless you all this Resurrection Monday! He is risen indeed! He has triumphed by His cross! Hallelujah!

Joseph Michael Udoh

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

In this song the power of the Cross comes alive in me. As we venerate the Cross, we glory in Its power.