"Near The Cross" lyrics - IRIS DEMENT

"Near The Cross"

Jesus, keep me near the cross
There 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 the golden strand I reach
Just beyond the river