CASTING CROWNS


While You Were Sleeping Lyrics

Oh, little town of Bethlehem
Looks like another silent night
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
A giant star lights up the sky

And while you're lying in the dark
There shines an everlasting light
For the King has left His throne
And is sleeping in a manger tonight, tonight

Oh, Bethlehem, what you have missed
While you were sleeping
For God became a man
And stepped into your world today

Oh Bethlehem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

Oh, little town of Jerusalem
Looks like another silent night
The Father gave His only Son
The way, the truth, the life had come
But there was no room for Him in the world He came to save

Jerusalem, what you have missed
While you were sleeping?
The Savior of the world
Is dying on your cross today

Jerusalem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

United States of America
Looks like another silent night
As we're sung to sleep by philosophies
That save the trees and kill the children

And while we're lying in the dark
There's a shout heard 'cross the eastern sky
For the Bridegroom has returned
And has carried His bride away in the night, in the night

America, what will we miss
While we are sleeping
Will Jesus come again
And leave us slumbering where we lay

America, will we go down in history
As a nation with no room for its King
Will we be sleeping?
Will we be sleeping?

United States of America
Looks like another silent night

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Songwriter(s): John Mark Hall
Copyright: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing
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Meaning to "While You Were Sleeping" song text (6 meanings)
kolo zacchaeus j 04/08/12,14:08
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Most times we sleep for getting the value of our salvation. The saviour came and He is coming back again i pray we have a room for him. Amen
Hannah 03/10/12,10:55
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A speaker played this at my youth group one day. A lot of teenagers had tears in their eyes. It's a really beautiful song.
Danielle 12/19/11,03:19
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So powerful! Sang it to my besty and when it got to the save the trees, kill the children I swear her eyes were watering. AMERICA, we NEED this message! Praise God for this song.
josh vargas 10/02/11,00:35
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Its very true more carrying about save te trees but not much said about the kids we need to wake up and take our focus from daily things make time for God.
Donna 04/07/11,09:44
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Great song! Wake up America; God is speaking to you. Continue to ignore him, in your pride. He will get your attention and you will bow your knee; why not now, willingly and as a bold example to all?
Tasha 07/28/10,13:21
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Aggie I definitely agree with you. The part about America is so sad, because it is so true. It breaks my heart sometimes. You see things that say save the trees but no one says save the children. :(
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