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Keith Green Asleep In The Light Lyrics

Last updated: 02/22/2010 10:00:00 AM

Do you see, do you see
All the people sinking down
Don't you care, don't you care
Are you gonna let them drown

How can you be so numb
Not to care if they come
You close your eyes
And pretend the job's done

"Oh bless me Lord, bless me Lord"
You know it's all I ever hear
No one aches, no one hurts
No one even sheds one tear

But He cries, He weeps, He bleeds
And He cares for your needs
And you just lay back
And keep soaking it in,
Oh, can't you see it's such a sin?

Cause He brings people to your door,
And you turn them away
As you smile and say,
"God bless you, be at peace"
And all heaven just weeps
Cause Jesus came to your door
You've left him out on the streets

Open up open up
And give yourself away
You see the need, you hear the cries
So how can you delay

God's calling and you're the one
But like Jonah you run
He's told you to speak
But you keep holding it in,
Oh can't you see it's such a sin?

The world is sleeping in the dark
That the church just can't fight
Cause it's asleep in the light
How can you be so dead
When you've been so well fed
Jesus rose from the grave
And you, you can't even get out of bed

Oh, Jesus rose from the dead
Come on, get out of your bed

How can you be so numb
Not to care if they come
You close your eyes
And pretend the job's done
You close your eyes
And pretend the job's done

Don't close your eyes
Don't pretend the jobs done
Come away, come away, come away with Me my love,
Come away, from this mess, come away with Me, my love.

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Out of the Darkness | Reviewer: Jeff from Luton | 10/28/2008

This is my favourite of Keith's songs. His music and lyrics were a great inspiration to me in my struggle to be free of alcoholism and addiction. In this song Keith provided a powerful reminder that faith without works is well and truly dead. Thank you God for the life and work of this remarkable and gifted man.

the impact of music | Reviewer: lee | 5/19/2007

What is even more profound is that the church that Keith was singing to/for, is probably even more asleep and anesthetized to the world than when he wrote this song. We must reconsider our methodologies of communicating truth, if such a winsome personality and compelling message, combined with an equally strategic opportunity of clearly communicating to such a vast audience has now become relatively unknown to a current generation of christians. I love you Keith, and seek to live out what you cried out in this song. May we never be as much entertained by you, as spurred on to faith and good deeds. SDG

Sing through this song with a friend... | Reviewer: Sleepless in Seattle | 7/22/2006

...and you will be blessed and think about God's call on your life and on the Church...this is an old classic from Keith...

Convicted yet? | Reviewer: Craig | 2/26/2005

Quite possibly one of the most convicting songs about the church. Sitting back watching the world go to hell. The melody in this song that Keith wrote almost seems to cry out in desparation saying "The world is sleeping in the dark that the church just can't fight...cos it's asleep in the light." Great irony, beautifully put together. This song was written some 20 years ago and still rings so true for the church today.

Are you alseep? This is your wake up call! | Reviewer: Michael | 10/26/2004

A convicting and sharp rebuke for those of us who are resting on our laurels instead of being true to God's will and using whatever our Spiritul Gift is to serve God.