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The Old Account Lyrics

from Hymns By Johnny Cash

"The Old Account" is track #4 on the album Hymns By Johnny Cash. It was written by Cash, Johnny.
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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, long ago
(Down on my knees 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, long ago
(Down on my knees 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

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, long ago
(Down on my knees 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
Long ago

Songwriters
CASH, JOHNNY

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