Jesus keep me near the cross by Fanny J Crosby & old rugged cross by George Bennard.
1. 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 findRest beyond the river.2. Near the cross, a trembling soul,Love and Mercy found me;There the bright and morning starSheds 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 shadows o’er me.4. Near the cross I’ll watch and waitHoping, trusting ever,Till I reach the golden strand,Just beyond the river.OLD RUGGED CROSS 1. On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suff’ring and shame,And I love that old cross where the Dearest and Best For a world of lost sinners was slain. So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,Till my trophies at last I lay down;I will cling to the old rugged cross, And exchange it some day for a crown.2Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, Has a wondrous attraction for me;For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above, To bear it to dark Calvary.3In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, A wondrous beauty I see;For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died, To pardon and sanctify me.