"Run On For A Long Time" as written by and John Chelew The Blind Boys Of Alabama....
First up, great God, let me tell you the news 

My head got wet with the midnight dew 

I've been down on bended knee,
Talkin' to the man from Galilee 

Then my God spoke and he sounded so sweet 

I thought I heard the shuffle of the angel's feet
Then he put one hand upon my head

Great God almighty let me tell you what he said:



Go tell that long tongue liar 

Go tell that midnight rider 

Tell the gambler, the rambler, the back biter
Tell them God Almighty gonna cut 'em down

You may run on for the long time 

Run along for the long time
Run along for the long time
Let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down

You may run on for the long time
Run along for the long time
Run along for a long time
Let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down 



Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand 

Work in the dark against your fellow man 

But as sure as God made rich and poor

You gonna reap just what you sow 


Some people go to church just to signify
Tryin' to get a date with the neighbor's wife
But listen to me brother, sure as you're born,
You better leave that woman alone
Cause one of these days, you mark my word,
You think that brother is goin' to work
You're gonna come up and knock on the door
That's all brother, you'll knock no more

You may run on for the long time
Run along for the long time
Run along for the long time
Let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down

First up, great God, let me tell you the news 

My head got wet with the midnight dew
I've been down on bended knee,
Talkin' to the man from Galilee
God he spoke, he spoke so sweet
I thought I heard the shuffle of the angel's feet
Then he put one hand upon my head

Great God almighty let me tell you what he said:



Go tell that long tongue liar
Go tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, the rambler, the back biter
Tell them God Almighty gonna cut 'em down

You may run on for the long time
Run along for a long time
Run along for a long time
Let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down

You may run on for the long time
Run along for a long time
Run along for a long time
Let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down

You may run on for the long time
Run along for a long time
Run along for a long time
Let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down

You may run on for the long time
Run along for a long time
Run along for a long time
Let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down

You may run on for the long time

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, the rambler, the back biter
Tell them God Almighty gonna cut 'em down


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