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We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page, with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Sola's Quickguide to Hymn Tunes: 
Check out this table that shows common hymn tunes you'll find on SOWeR's Hymns and Music page. 

List of Sola & Reclaim Hymns: Download and print this PDF for reference. 

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross

Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of F

Full Score (PDF)

four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)

Key of F

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of F
Text: Fanny J. Crosby
Music: William H. Doane
Tune: Near the Cross
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #140
Category: Lent;    Theme: Justification
Scripture: Ephesians 2:13

Jesus, keep me near the Cross, There a precious fountain,
Free to all, a healing stream, Flows from Calv’ry’s mountain.

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 Shed its beams around me.(refrain)

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)

Near the cross I’ll watch and wait, Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I reach the golden strand, Just beyond the river. (refrain)