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While You Were Sleeping
by Casting Crowns



the littletown of Bethlehem
looks like another silent night
and in your deep and dreamless sleep
a giant star lights up the sky
and while your lying in the dark
it shines an everlasting light

for the king has left his throne
and is sleeping is a manger tonight
tonight

oh Bethlehem
what you have missed while you were sleeping
for God became a man
who stepped into your world today

oh bethlehem

chorus:
you will go down in history
as a city with no room for its king
while you were sleeping
while you were sleeping

the 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

chorus

United States of America
looks like another silent night
as we're sung to sleep by philosophies
save the trees and kill the children

and while we're lying in the dark
there's a shout across the eastern sky
for the Bride Groom has returned
and he's carried the 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
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Lyrics submitted by Lisa.