Near the Cross

Words by Fanny J. Crosby Music by W. H. Doane

"Jesus, keep me near the Cross,
There a precious fountain.

Like many other hymns by this author, the words were written to a tune already composed by Mr. Doane, and at his request. The words and tune are remarkably well adapted to each other, and the hymn will continue to be used long after many more pretentious ones have been forgotten.