I Am Close To The Friend Who Has Banishe


I am close to the Friend who has banished my shame,
And am singing sweet praises each day to his name;
And, because to redeem me, from heaven he came,
He will always be precious to me.

Refrain:
He will always be precious to me,
He will always be precious to me,
To the end of my story,
Then forever in glory,
He’ll be precious, so precious to me.

He has gladdened my life by his wonderful grace,
And has brightened my path by the light of his face;
So his presence divine shall be always my place;
He will always be precious to me. [Refrain]

When I meet him at last on the heavenly shore,
What a song in his presence my soul will outpour;
Thru eternity him I will praise more and more;
He will always be precious to me. [Refrain]