The old account was settled

O how dark the way before me

Author: Civilla D. Martin
Tune: [O how dark the way before me]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O how dark the way before me,
And how heavy was my load,
How I dreaded coming judgment,
How I feared the wrath of God;
Since I heard the old, old story,
I am happy, for I know
That the old account was settled long ago.

Refrain:
O the old account was settled long ago ,
When he died, when he died;
And the blood that brought redemption came, I know,
From his side, from his side.

2 Long my weary heart was trying
To make peace with God in heav’n,
Knowing not that peace and pardon
Would to me be freely giv’n;
Then I heard how Jesus suffered,
How his blood could make like snow,
How the old account was settled long ago. [Refrain]

3 I’m rejoicing in salvation,
Jesus’ blood my only plea,
All the past has been forgiven,
From all sin, praise God, I’m free!
This sweet story of redemption
I would tell to all below,
How the old account was settled long ago. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #38

Author: Civilla D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O how dark the way before me
Title: The old account was settled
Author: Civilla D. Martin
Refrain First Line: O the old account was settled long ago
Copyright: Public Domain

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #99

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #235

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New Songs of the Gospel No. 3 #38

Revival Gems No. 1 #d42

The Bread of Life Songs #d103

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