Scripture Verse

Every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Romans 14:12

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Frank M. Gra­ham, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Frank M. Graham
(1859–1931)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

Long ago, long ago,
Yes, the old account was settled long ago;
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.

Refrain

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

O sinner, trust the Lord,
Be cleansed 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.

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