"Asleep In The Light" as written by and Keith Gordon 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 so numb?!
Not to care if they come
You close your eyes,
And pretend the job is 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 such 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 weep,
'cause Jesus came to your door,
You 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 is calling,
And you are the one
But like Jonah, you run
He told you to speak,
But you keep holding it in

Oh, can't you see such 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 famed
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 is done!
You close your eyes,
And pretend the job is done!
Don't close your eyes,
Don't pretend the job is done

Come away! come away!
Come away with me, my love!
Come away from this mess,
Come away with me, my love!
Come away from this mess!
Come away with me, my love!
Come away,
Come away with me my love!


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"Asleep In the Light" as written by Keith Gordon Green

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    General CommentGood song... Good song...
    ourpalaceofsnowon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah he's amazing. If you haven't read No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green, I definitely recommend it! God gave him an awesome gift.
    jdstultson June 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is very good and insightful. It really captures the frustration one can feel with regard to some peoples attitudes towards what it means to follow Christ. What he is saying about the church being 'asleep in the light' is so relevant for today, even though it was written in the early 80's. God wants to see our lives transformed into vessels for his love, so we can help others and not to just lie back and keep soaking it in.

    "It's time to quit playing church and start being the Church (Matt. 18:20)" – Keith Green, as quoted by Melody Green in the introduction to A Cry in the Wilderness, Sparrow Press, 1993.
    bobuon April 02, 2010   Link

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