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While You Were Sleeping

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and you are continuing to enjoy the holidays with your family and friends. I had thought that yesterday’s post would be my last regarding Advent/Christmas, but I have one more. Below are the words to a song sung by Casting Crowns on their CD titled “Peace on Earth.” I hope you will take time to read and ponder on these words. God bless each of you!

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
Oh Bethlehem, what have you 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

Mary shivers in the cold
Trying to keep the Savior warm
Born among the animals, wrapped in dirty rags
Because there was no room for Him in the world He came to save

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 across the eastern sky
For the Bridegroom has returned
And has carried His bride away 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.

2008 My Refuge Music Club Zoo Music/SWECS Music (BMI) All rights admin by EMI CMG Publishing.

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