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The Old Account Was Settled
Words and Music by F.M. Graham

Romans 14:12
"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God."

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          There was a time on earth, when in the book of heav'n
          An old account was standing for sins yet unforgiv'n;
          My name was at the top, and many things below,
          I went unto the keeper, and settled long ago.

            Chorus
            Long ago (down on my knees), long ago (I settled it all),
            Yes, the old account was settled long ago (Hallelujah!);
            And the record's clear today, for He washed my sins away,
            When the old account was settled long ago.

          The old account was large, and growing every day,
          For I was always sinning, and never tried to pay;
          But when I looked ahead, and saw such pain and woe,
          I said that I would settle, I settled long ago.

            Chorus
            Long ago (down on my knees), long ago (I settled it all),
            Yes, the old account was settled long ago (Hallelujah!);
            And the record's clear today, for He washed my sins away,
            When the old account was settled long ago.

          When at the judgment bar, I stand before my King,
          And He the book will open, He cannot find a thing;
          Then will my heart be glad, while tears of joy will flow
          Because I had it settled, and settled long ago.

            Chorus
            Long ago (down on my knees), long ago (I settled it all),
            Yes, the old account was settled long ago (Hallelujah!);
            And the record's clear today, for He washed my sins away,
            When the old account was settled long ago.

          When in that happy home, my Savior's home above,
          I'll sing redemption's story, and praise Him for His love;
          I'll not forget that book, with pages white as snow,
          Because I came and settled, and settled long ago.

            Chorus
            Long ago (down on my knees), long ago (I settled it all),
            Yes, the old account was settled long ago (Hallelujah!);
            And the record's clear today, for He washed my sins away,
            When the old account was settled long ago.

          O sinner, trust the Lord, repent of all your sin,
          For thus He hath provided for you to enter in;
          And then if you should live a hundred years below,
          Up there you'll not regret it, you settled long ago.

            Chorus
            Long ago (down on my knees), long ago (I settled it all),
            Yes, the old account was settled long ago (Hallelujah!);
            And the record's clear today, for He washed my sins away,
            When the old account was settled long ago.


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