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.