1 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.
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.
2 The old account was large, and growing ev'ry 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, and settled long ago. [Refrain]
3 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. [Refrain]
4 O sinner, seek the Lord, repent of all your sin,
For thus He hath commanded, if you would enter in;
And then if you should live a hundred years below,
E'en here you’ll not regret it, you settled long ago. [Refrain]
Born: March 1, 1859, Birmingham, Illinois.
Died: August 25, 1931, Greensboro, Georgia.
Buried: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Greensboro, Georgia.
Graham was an ordained minister in the Wesleyan (Methodist) Church and served as District Superintendent in northern Georgia from around 1895 to about 1915. He was one of the founders of what is now Southern Wesleyan University at Central, South Carolina.
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Display Title: The Old Account Was SettledFirst Line: There was a time on earth, When in the book of Heav'nTune Title: [There was a time on earth, when in the book of Heav'n]Author: F. M. GrahamDate: 1989Subject: Testimony |