Tuesday, 10 January 2017

The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago Lyrics and Story

The author of this sweet hymn, The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago is Frank M Graham. 

He hailed from Birmingham, Illinois and was born on March 1, 1859 and died on August 25, 1931 in Greensboro, Georgia.

He was a minister in the Methodist Church.

His many achievements included being one of the founders of the  Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina

This hymns has an important message for all Christians. It presents to us what happens when a sinner accepts Christ as his personal savior.

All our sins are transfered to the account of Jesus when we repent and accept Christ as our personal account. He paid the debt on the cross and all we need to do is accept this offer of a pardon.

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (II Cor. 5:21).
Frank M Graham

Below are the lyrics of The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago.

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.

Refrain
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 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]

3. 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]

4. 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. [Refrain]

You can find links to more hymn lyrics and stories here.

Below is a video from one of the Bill Gaither Homecoming concerts featuring this hymn, The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago.


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