The cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.@Galatians 6:14

Charlotte Abbey, in Notes of Praise (Vicksburg, Mississippi: F. M. Davis, 1890), page 13.

Frank M. Davis (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Frank M. Davis (1839-1896)

Nearer the cross of Jesus
Ever let me be;
Nearer the flowing fountain,
That cleanseth me.

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Nearer the cross, nearer the cross,
Nearer the cross of Jesus,
Nearer the flowing fountain,
That cleanseth me.

Nearer the cross of Jesus,
There I would abide;
There let me rest forever,
Near Jesus’ side.

Refrain

Nearer the cross of Jesus,
Let me live and die;
There I will find sweet refuge,
And safety nigh.

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