My Old Account Is Settled

Last week as I was working on the posts titled Expunging the Record and The Grudge – A Poem, one of my favorite old Gospel songs by Johnny Cash came to mind. It’s called The Old Account. I love this song because it very simply is the Gospel. It reminds me that there used to be a record of my sins – the old account – but that long ago on the cross of Calvary my account was settled and paid.

The first verse is my favorite:

Well there was a time on earth, when in the books of heaven
An old account was standing for sins yet unforgiven.
My name was at the top and many things below,
But I went unto the keeper and settled it long ago.

The chorus is pretty awesome, too:

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 ’cause he washed my sins away,
And the old account was settled long ago.

There was a time when I was unforgiven, but that time is no more. If you are feeling unforgiven, go unto the keeper and settle your account by the blood of the Lamb. Then you will know that the record is clear today because our dear Jesus washed your sins away.

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


3 Responses

  1. “and the records clear today, ’cause He washed my sins away”. . .Oh, I love this, Linda! 🙂 Thank you for not waiting. Today has been a day when the enemy wants to remind me of my record. So thankful I get to say, “what record?”
    God bless you, beautiful friend, as you live free in Him!

  2. I will sleep better tonight having read today’s post. I guess the issue of forgiveness has been heavy on my heart lately.

    “My account was settled and paid.” And I can keep it current by praying and asking. Thank God.

    • Linda, Then I’m so glad I posted it tonight. I originally had it scheduled for Monday, then changed my mind. 🙂 It is wonderful that our old account is settled! Peace, Linda

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