You may run home for a long time
Run on for a long time
You may run home for a long time
But lemme tell you God Almighty's gonna cut you down
Go tell that long-tongued liar
Go tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, rambler, backbiter
Tell 'im God Almighty's gonna cut him down
Great God Almighty, let me tell you the news
My head's been wet with the midnight dews
Now I've been down on my bended knees
Talkin' to the Man from Galilee
My God spoke, He spoke so sweet
I thought I heard the shuffle of angels' feet
He put one hand on my head
Great God Almighty, let me tell you what He said
"You may run on for a long time
But let me tell you God Almighty's gonna cut you down"
You may throw a rock, hide your hand
Workin' in the dark against your fellow man
But sure as God has made the day and the night
What you do in the dark will be brought to light
You may run and hide, slide and slide
Try to take the mote from your neighbor's eyes
But sure as God made the Virgin and the Pope
What you reap, my brother, is what you sow
You may run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
You may run home for for a long time
But let me tell you God Almighty's gonna cut you down
Go tell that long-tongued liar
Go tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, rambler, backbiter
Tell them God Almighty's gonna cut him down
Some people go to church just to signify
Try to make a date with his neighbor's wife
But, neighbor, let me tell you, just as sure as you're born
You better leave that woman, well, ya leave her alone
Now one of these days, you just mark my words
You'll think the brother is a-gone to work
Now you'll wake up, a knock on the door
That's all, brother, you'll knock no more
Go tell that long-tongued liar
Go tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, rambler, backbiter
Tell 'im God Almighty's gonna cut him down
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God's Gonna Cut You Down Lyrics

Odetta – God's Gonna Cut You Down Lyrics

Songwriters: WILLIE T. JOHNSON, HENRY L. JR. OWENS, CLYDE RIDDICK, ORLANDUS WILSON
God's Gonna Cut You Down lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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