You can run on for a long time
But sooner or later God'll cut you down.
Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that to the midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, and the back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down!
Well goodness gracious let me tell you the news
My head's been wet with the midnight dews
I've been down on bended knee
I heard the shuffle of angel's feet
He called my name and my heart stood still
When he said, son, go do My will!"
You may throw your rock and hide your hand
Workin' in the dark 'gainst your fellow man
But as sure as God made black and white
What's done in the dark will be brought to light.
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down.