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Words & Music: F. M. Graham (dates ?) From: Songster "arcee" firstname.lastname@example.org THE OLD ACCOUNT WAS SETTLED C There was a time on earth, when in the book of Heav’n F C G7 An old account was standing for sins yet unforgiv’n; C My name was at the top, and many things below, F C G7 C I went unto the Keeper, and settled long ago. Refrain G7 C Long ago (down on my knees), long ago (I settled it all), C D7 G7 Yes, the old account was settled long ago (Hallelujah!); C F C And the record’s clear today, for He washed my sins away, C G7 C 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 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. RefrainHome