Tuesday, December 23, 2008

While You Were Sleeping

Here's another wonderful song by Casting Crowns from their "Peace on Earth" album. I love how they take the over-known and make it fresh and so poignant. This song just makes me so hungry for the Lord!

I wish you all (if anyone is out there reading this) a wonder-filled Christmas. May He increase in your heart a longing for Him.

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HE WHO TESTIFIES to these things says,

“Surely I am coming quickly.”

Amen! Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ

be with you all. Amen!

Revelation 22:20-21

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While You Were Sleeping

by Mark Hall

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

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 'cross 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

© Mark Hall Publishing Designee


  1. Dave,
    Thank you for posting this video of "While You Were Sleeping!" I have heard a few other songs off of this album. It sounds like I need to purchase it. Casting Crowns, good group of guys who "get it."

    Blessings to you and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and...enjoy the Journey!

    ~Amy :)

  2. Amy and Bones... thanks for stopping by to say hello. I wish you both, and your families a wonderful Christmas and a continued revealing journey into knowing Him.

    Much love to you!


  3. Merry (late) Christmas, Dave!

    Great song. There's some deep stuff in there. The kind that most people don't like to think about.