«Made nigh by the blood of Christ.» – Eph. 2:13
1. 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.
2. Near the Cross, a trembling soul,
Love and mercy found me;
There the Bright and Morning Star
Shed its 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 shadow 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.