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.
Francis Munyao

Makindu, Makueni County, Kenya

Actually the love JESUS had for me, for dying a very painful and shameful death on the cross, makes me shed tears. OH JESUS REMEMBER ME IN PARADISE. AMEN.

Taiwo Josiah Obayemi

In my depression the Holy Spirit directed me to the song and I feel better.

Isaiah Kingsley Sam

Mumford, Ford City, Ghana

In the cross I was healed.

Because of the cross we are all free through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Father we thank You for what You have done in our life.

G Sprauve

Orlando, Florida, United States

I’m having a restless night. Unable to sleep. The words, “Jesus keep me near the cross” came to mind and I felt compelled to read (not sing) the words to the entire song.

I want to remember these words when I’m in need of encouragement, so thank you for providing the lyrics.

Abba David

Kaduna South, Kaduna State, Nigeria

My favorite hymn that brings me to my knees.


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.