April 13, 2019

Hymn: 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;
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
shed 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 reach the golden strand
just beyond the river.


United Methodist Hymnal