This is an strangely powerful song by Johnny Cash. "Sooner or Later, God Will Cut You Down" is not an upbeat song, theologically, but it is haunting. This song means even more, given the fact that Cash fought his addictions with his faith in Christ. You can hear the age and the pain in his voice as he sings from personal experience.
So many of us go on for so long thinking we can go it on our own. Sooner or later...it will catch up to us. God is there to save us.