"While You Were Sleeping" as written by and John Mark Hall....
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, 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, 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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"While You Were Sleeping [Original Christmas Version]" as written by John Mark Hall

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    General CommentI love this song! I love the last verse...will we be 'a nation with no room for it's king'?
    username_hereon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a desire for revival. We've been called to initiate it. If we don't, our nation *will* end up as a nation with no room for its king. This "One nation, under God," is not so much anymore.
    x3TurnItUpx3on June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf I understand this song correctly it is philosophical song that is asking why people never see grace. Why they never see the signs.
    FullDevilSocceron January 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song!!! I think its about how we ass humans are trying to get rid of our king that saves all of us! We were one nation under God, not so much anymore because because people believe science more so than God's word! If anybody listens to August Burns Red the song "An American Dream"
    Suffocation.
    Suffocate with no room to breath.
    Forgive us for now is too late.
    This is not an American dream.
    This is no longer an American dream. We�re trying to breath underwater.
    The few, the proud, no longer sing their song.
    One nation under God, its us against the world.
    We�ve cut the tongue from society, forcing consumption, never hearing �no.�
    We�ve brainwashed our children to believe this is destiny.
    Spoiled rotten, still counting their 1, 2, 3's.
    Forgive us for now' is too late.
    Forgive us for fueling the flame.
    This is not an American dream any longer, as we've become spoiled, rotten, counting our 1, 2, 3's.
    Disease infesting our young, beauty has become the beast.
    So TRUE!!!!! Pretty sad though!

    God Blesss
    christlovesall7on April 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about abortion, veiled with the biblical references to 'missing' Christ or not being aware of Him returning. The real crux of the song is this:

    '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'

    It's saying, our beliefs are all wrong. We're more likely to chain ourselves to trees than campaign for the unborn.
    megznzon June 07, 2009   Link

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