While You Were Sleeping Lyrics - Casting Crowns

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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 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

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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My best song | Reviewer: Faithylight Adikwu | 4/4/14

I was brousing and i just inputed casting crown and i saw dis song i downloaded it wen i first heard d song it touches so much my heart knwin jesus came to dis world and there was no room for him casting crown God bless u 4 dis song and give u more inspirational idea to use and bless us AMEN

Tears drop | Reviewer: arihilam francis | 8/26/13

Hmm while listening i felt tears frm deep within me dat could not help but roll down . This song is a brief but concise message to christians and unbelivers "As we're sung to sleep with philosphies that saves the trees and kills the children" oh Lord help us *tears* "there was no room for Him in a world He came to save". Pls Love Jesus.

i love the song! | Reviewer: Sherry | 8/17/13

You know i listen to this song time and again bt i dint get enough of it. Thanks to the casting crown. Am Ugandan, aged 21. i see what takes place among us the youth and the songs just puts a finger to it. It reflects alot, and a wake up call for anyone being reluctant about things of God and the bible. Its not criticism at all. I love you guys

while you were sleeping | Reviewer: otieno | 12/19/12

this just blew my mind, it got me so thinking about the way we've become so wretched to a point that we dont see the essence of God's love.let He not come finding you sinning. amazing song!!!!

Gave me goose bumps | Reviewer: Meg | 10/10/12

I've heard this song several times before I really listened to the lyrics about a week ago. It totally blew me away. It's so beautiful with an amazing message. It really tells how much God loves us and how much we don't realize it particularly if we don't wake up. It has nothing to do with not appreaciating the natural world; it's just pointing out that our priorities are not right when we do seem to care more about trees than children.

Consider this... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/18/11

@keaton, I am neither supporting nor deflecting your views, but could I suggest that you read some of C.S. Lewis's works? Not the Chronicles of Narnia (although they're good books), but something more like his Surprised By Joy, or Mere Christianity...both are very good reads, and eye/mind openers.

wake up | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/1/11

keaton, i really hope and pray that before its to late your eyes will open to your spiritual blindness, the bible says the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing but for those who are saved it is the power of god, satan has got so many believing in lies and the deception that god isnt real but the fulfilling of bible prophecy proves otherwise and there is in fact to much evidence to deny jesus is real, he shed his blood for us so we could be freed from the bondage of sin and so we would not have to suffer eternally for the punishment he took for us that we deserve, he's coming soon whether u bellieve it or not, i pray the lord would reveal himself to u and u will see the truth let him in, youll never be the same.

Perspective | Reviewer: Keaton | 1/30/11

I just wanted to offer a different perspective. Yes, atheism is on the rise and has outnumbered religiosity in many countries, and will likely do the same in most other Western countries soon. But for those of you who are not yet atheist, I just want you to know that you can choose to not be religious. There isn't a god and you are allowed to decide for yourself, when you are old enough to avoid being punished by your parents for making up your own mind.

I find it strange to see these comments here talking about a god as if it were real and one day you too will find it strange.

Treg | Reviewer: Terry | 12/30/10

The song points out similarities between the cultures of Judea and modern America. The common theme is that we're preoccupied with issues which seem important but cloud our vision of what God is trying to teach us. The environment is indeed important, but without humanity there won't be anyone around to enjoy it.

Beautiful! | Reviewer: Karen Nelson | 3/8/10

I heard this song for the first time just a week ago. It was so beautiful. Yes, we are worshiping the created not the creator. We need to see the crime we are committing by legalizing abortion and same sex marriages. Like one Christian speaker said we normalizing what God said in "God breathed" scripture, is an abomination.

While you were sleeping | Reviewer: Tomas | 12/27/09

I thought the song was great. We are America, so if there are some things that we need to improve on we have the power of prayer and the the power of our votes. If a politician is not living up to there promises, then we vote them out. We could criticize each other (America) or we can try to contribute in a positive way to make each other lives much better. No one has the exact date when Jesus was born, but we celebrate it December 25th. But WE SHOULD CELEBRATE HIS BIRTH AND HIS GIFT AND PROMISE OF A BETTER LIFE DAILY. THAT MEANS PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL EVERYDAY. Help and stand up for the weak, the poor, the orphans, etc. Love Truly Conquers All.

God's love | Reviewer: kabungo | 12/30/09

While... this is an amazing song. Am not an american - am a Zambian- living in Africa. it has made me to think about my faith! do i have room for my king? i wish all of us can create room for our King. God loves us.. he sent his only son to die for our sins.

Get in touch Johanna | Reviewer: Kent | 12/29/09

As someone who is extremely pro-life, you will find the pro-life community is first in line to adopt the unwanted children. We have two adopted children that no one else wanted (8 & 13 when they came to be with us) and now have a 15 month old baby girl. You will find the pro-life community will go out of their way to do what is right. Read your paper and you will see that this administration's "green" policies will cause more suffering than good.

Give me a break | Reviewer: Johanna | 12/24/09

First, this country doesn't care about the environment. Look at the way we live our lives and the government's lack of effective legislation and that should become painfully clear. God made this earth for us and we're trashing it every day.

Second, abortion and environmentalism are two completely separate issues. These YaHoos connect the two either purely for effect or out of ignorance.

Before ranting against abortion ask yourselves this. How have you contributed to the life of an unwanted child? How many unwanted babies have you and yours adopted?

Awesome Song!!! | Reviewer: Heather | 12/18/09

I love this song!!! I have heard it many times but really didn't listen to the lyrics until the other day and was like WOW that is SO true about America. Why are we so worried about a tree or two when a human is being killed and nothing is done to save them. Abortion is Murder!

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