While You Were Sleeping Casting Crowns

Writer(s): Mark Hall

Tempo: Medium

Recommended Key(s): F

Scripture Reference(s): Luke 13:34

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 ever lasting 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 and 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 a 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 sound asleep by philosophies,
That save the trees and kill the children.
And while we’re lying there in the dark,
There’s a shout across 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.
Copyright © 2005 Club Zoo Music / SWECS Music / BMI (adm. by EMI CMG Publishing)
All rights reserved. Used by permission. CCLI Song No. 4578846