(words and music by Mosie Lister) Also performed by Brooklyn Mass Choir, Jim Reeves, Talley Trio, Faron Young, Hovie Lister, Old Friends Quartet, Rev. Billy Graham) How long has it been Since you talked with the Lord And told Him your heart's hidden secrets? How long sinc eyou prayed? How long since you stayed On your kneeds till the light shone through? How long has it been Since you knew that He cared for you? How long has it been Since you knelt by your bed And prayed to the Lord up in heaven? How long since you knew that He'd answer you and would Keep you th elong night through? How long has it been Since you woke with the dawn And felt that the day's worth the living? Can you call Him your friend? How long has it been? Since you knew that He cared for you?