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Near the Cross
Words by Fanny J. Crosby
Music by William A. Doane

Exodus 23:20
"Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way,
and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared."

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          Jesus, keep me near the cross,
          There a precious fountain
          Free to all, a healing stream
          Flows from Calvary's mountain.

            Chorus
            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.

            Chorus
            In the cross, in the cross,
            Be my glory ever;
            Till my raptured soul shall find
            Rest beyond the river.

          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.

            Chorus
            In the cross, in the cross,
            Be my glory ever;
            Till my raptured soul shall find
            Rest beyond the river.

          Near the cross I'll watch and wait
          Hoping, trusting ever,
          Till I reach the golden strand,
          Just beyond the river.

            Chorus
            In the cross, in the cross,
            Be my glory ever;
            Till my raptured soul shall find
            Rest beyond the river.


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