Asleep In The Light

By Keith Green

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 do numb,
Not to care if they come?
You close your eyes,
And pretend the jobs done.

Oh bless me Lord, bless me Lord,
You know its 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 you needs,
And you just lay back,
And keep soaking it in.
Oh, can’t you see its such a sin?

‘Cause he brings people to you 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 you 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?

Gods 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 jobs done.
You close your eyes,
And pretend the jobs done.

Don’t close your eyes,
Don’t pretend the jobs done.
Come away, come away, come away with me my love
Come away, come away, come away with me my love

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Asleep In The Light

  1. Steve Weaver

    Powerful lyrics. Thanks for sharing them. It’s even more powerful to hear Keith sing those words in his unique way.

  2. Jeremy Weaver

    I think there’s a video of Keith green singing this on Youtube, but I saw it at home and didn’t want to wait thirty minutes for it to download.

  3. Steve Weaver

    Good video! He wasn’t playing, was he?

  4. Daniel

    Songs such as this are inevitably autobiographical – the poets song is a window into the poets heart – what strikes me as obvious when I watch this is the profound weight of the evangelical call on Keith Green’s heart.

  5. D.J. Cimino

    I once heard a “sermon” that Green gave one time. In it he said you could lose your salvation. Obviously he was a Calvinist.
    😉

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