Tuesday Tunes

Posted: March 13, 2012 by Rich Landosky in Tuesday Tunes

Back a month or so ago – the last time I had the privilege of preaching in “big church” – I read some of the lyrics to this song. Keith Green wrote some very powerful lyrics that, if you listened to them, would wake you up by slapping you in the face or even kicking you in the tail.  His song, “Asleep In the Light” was one of those songs.  Keith Green died in a plane crash in 1982. But this song remains one of those songs that goes out as a wake-up call to all of us who name the Name of Jesus and try to follow Him.

Asleep In The Light lyrics
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’s done

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 it’s 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 in the street

Open up, open up and give yourself away
You see the need, you hear the cries so how can you delay?
God’s calling and you’re the one but like Jonah you run
He’s told you to speak but you keep holding it in

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
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’s done
You close your eyes and pretend the job’s done
Don’t close your eyes, don’t pretend the job’s done

Come away, come away, come away with Me my love
Come away from this mess, come away with Me, my love
Come away, come away, come away with Me my love
Come away from this mess, come away with Me, my love
Come away, come away, come away with Me my love
Come away from this mess, come away with Me, my love

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