beyond the river (satb)


  • Catalog ID: S-489
  • First Line: Jesus, keep me near the cross...
  • Composer: Sean Ivory
  • Voicing: satb
  • Accompaniment: piano
  • Language: English
  • Country: Usa
  • Series: MOSAIC: The Pearl Shangkuan Choral Series
  • Other: new 2023
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen




Jesus, keep me near the cross,There a precious fountain;Free to all, a healing stream,Flows from Calv’ry’s mountain.  Near the cross, a trembling soul,Love and mercy found me;There the Bright and Morning StarShed His beams around me.  Near the cross! O lamb of God,Bring its scenes before me;Help me walk from day to dayWith its shadow o’er me.  Near the cross! I’ll watch and wait,Hoping, trusting ever;  Till I reach the golden strand,Just beyond the river.  In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever,
Till my ransomed soul shall findRest beyond the river.



Blessed assurance; Jesus is mine!Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!Heir of salvation, purchase of God,born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.  This is my story, this is my song,praising my Savior all the day long;this is my story, this is my song,praising my Savior all the day long.

Beyond the River is a mixture of the two hymns Near the Cross and Blessed Assurance.

View the premiere of this piece sung by the Calvin College Alumni Choir here:

Published: 2023