Who Sang Near the Cross? Iris DeMent

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Release information
Release Date: 2004-11-2
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
length: 5:04
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Lyrics
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 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.

Refrain:
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.

Refrain:
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 the golden strand I reach,
Just beyond the river.

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

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I've Got That Old Time Religion in My Heart
  • 2 Blessed Assurance
  • 3 Fill My Way With Love
  • 4 Hide Thou Me
  • 5 The Old Gospel Ship
  • 6 Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • 7 That Glad Reunion Day
  • 8 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
  • 9 He Reached Down
  • 10 Near the Cross
  • 11 I Never Shall Forget the Day
  • 12 I Don't Want to Get Adjusted (To This World)
  • 13 God Walks the Dark Hills

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin