Monday, February 12, 2007

Near the Cross

One of my first posts when I started my blog described my "not-so-quiet-times" each morning. Oh, how the Lord has used His Word to speak to me this morning, weaving the gospel message through my Old Testament reading where I found myself at the foot of Mt. Sinai, learning of the sacrifices to the New Testament reading where I sat with Christ at that final supper where He turned the Passover Meal into a remembrance of His atoning death. God used the perfect hymn to tie it all together for me this morning, and I just had to share its words with you.

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.



May the day and week ahead find you near the cross, my dear friend.

6 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

Oh I love this, my favorite line is

"Near the cross I'll watch and wait, hoping trusting ever,"

Have a good day.

Margaret said...

That's nice - Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I'll be back soon!
take care
margaret

Chris said...

Cyndi,
Excellent post! I love these words, "
Near the cross, a trembling soul, love and mercy found me;There the Bright and Morning Star shed its beams around me."
Oh, how I don't want to ever be far from the cross.

Linda said...

As much as we love our church, love singing in the choir and enjoy the praise and worship music - we really miss the old hymns. Just reading through them is like a fresh breath of the Spirit. I hope we don't lose them altogether. It is a part of the legacy I wish we could continue to pass down through the generations.
I love that hymn.

LeftCoastOnlooker said...

Thank you, I needed that hymn in mind today. Praying for you!

Susanne said...

Beautiful poem!