• Lyricist: Frank M. Graham, 1902
  • Composer: Frank M. Graham, 1902
  • Subjects: Salvation, Assurance, Peace
  • Scriptures: Romans 14:12; Isaiah 1:18; Romans 5:1; 1 John 5:9-
  • Key: A♭
  • Meter: R
  • Downloads: PDF, MP3 (OTP)
  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, long ago,
      Yes, the old account was settled long ago;
      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.
  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.
  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.