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Words by Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915), 1869Tune: NEAR THE CROSS by William H. Doane (1832-1915), 1869Key signature: F major (1 flat)Public Domain1. Jesus, keep me near the cross, There a precious fountain— Free to all, a healing stream— Flows from Calv’ry’s mountain.Refrain: In the cross, in the cross, Be my glory ever; Till my raptured soul shall find Rest beyond the river.2. Near the cross, a trembling soul, Love and mercy found me; There the Bright and Morning Star Sheds His beams around me.3. 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.4. Near the cross I’ll watch and wait Hoping, trusting ever, Till I reach the golden strand, Just beyond the river.