The Old Account Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Unidentified
album: Track 4 in album Hymns by Johnny Cash
release date: 1959-5
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Gospel
length: 2:29

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Well it was a time on earth when in the books of heaven
An old account was standing for sins yet unforgiven
My name was at the top and many things below
But I went unto the keeper and settled it long ago
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 cause he washed my sins away
And the old account was settled long ago
Well the old account was large and growin' every day
And I was always sinnin' and I never tried to pray
But when I looked ahead and saw such pain and woe
Well I went unto the keeper and settled it long ago
Long ago (down on my knees)

Now sinner seek the Lord repent of all your sins
Cause this he has commanded if you would enter in
And then if you should live a hundred years below
Well you know you got it settled cause you settled it long ago
Long ago (down on my knees)


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 It Was Jesus
  • 2 I Saw a Man
  • 3 Are All the Children In
  • 4 The Old Account
  • 5 Lead Me Gently Home
  • 6 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • 7 Snow in His Hair
  • 8 Lead Me Father
  • 9 I Call Him
  • 10 These Things Shall Pass
  • 11 He'll Be a Friend
  • 12 God Will