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Words: Fanny Crosby
Music: William Doane
From: Guitar Picker -
Near the Cross

F           F7 Bb
Jesus, keep me near the cross,
F                C7
There a precious fountain
F           F7 Bb
Free to all, a healing stream
F          C7            F
Flows from Calvary’s mountain.

F             Bb
In the cross, in the cross,
F           C7
Be my glory ever;
F                Bb
Till my raptured soul shall find
F      C7         F
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.