Near the Cross-uccpako

Jesus keep me near the cross
There’s 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.



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