Friday, November 05, 2004

Near the Cross

Hymn lyrics by Fanny Crosby,
Music by William Howard Doane

Verse 1

Jesus, keep me near the cross,
There a precious fountain
Free to all, a healing stream
Flows from Calvary’s mountain.


In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever;
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.

Verse 2

Near the cross, a trembling soul,
Love and mercy found me;
There the bright and morning star
Sheds its beams around me.


Verse 3

Near the cross! O Lamb of God,
Bring its scenes before me;
Help me walk from day to day,
With its shadows o’er me.


Verse 4

Near the cross I’ll watch and wait,
Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I reach the golden strand,
Just beyond the river.


1 comment:

dazeymae said...

Stumbled upon your blog this afternoon while fighting off boredom.
Interesting sight. The ladies' trio I sing with at church has just started performing "I Am Thine O Lord" acapella. I love the chorus!