Near Thy Cross



O Lord God, keep us ever near—
Near to Thy precious rugged Cross;
Take away every sin and fear…
Empower us to reach the lost.

Our hearts are stirred and moved within
Thinking of those outside the fold—
Bound in a state of darkness and sin…
No peace or joy within the soul.

O light a fire within us, Lord,
And may its flames reach far and wide,
Drawing sinners to Calvary…
Where Thy precious blood is applied.

No other place in this whole world
Can provide cleansing from the dross;
Hearts are purified and made new…
Kneeling beneath that rugged Cross…
O Lord God, keep us Near Thy Cross.


 “The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness,
but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”
(1 Cor 1:18)


~ Connie Campbell Bratcher - May, 2006 ~



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