312 ~ Near the Cross
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.
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 shadows o'er me.
Near the cross I'll watch and wait, Hoping, trusting ever, Till I reach the golden strand, Just beyond the river.