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Asleep in the Light

03:49
Brian Mark Weller
03/25/2016
Brian Mark Weller

Story

This song was written to address a tendency that many of us have. We hold the light of Jesus to ourselves, but fail to share it with others. We are asleep in the light - enjoying the blessings of God without taking the time to share them with others.  

 

Jesus said in Matthew 5:14-16, "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

 

Ephesians 5:14-17 says,  "Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you. Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

Lyrics

VERSE 1

We’re asleep in the light, act like everything’s alright.

While the world screams for hope all around us.

We build church fairy lands, because we don’t understand

What Jesus meant when He said He’d build His Kingdom.

We know what we must do.  Yes, the laborers are few.

By His Spirit we can do all things.

CHORUS

What will we do for Jesus now?  What will you do for Jesus now?  

Will we take up our Cross, count everything as loss?

To fulfill God’s plan!

VERSE 2

We’re asleep in the light, while the worlds in the night,

Stumbling all around us.

It’s time to open up our eyes, and run for the prize

And give our all for those Jesus died for.

This world is heading to hell, and we’re afraid to tell.

Is it because we don’t care?

BRIDGE

Many tithes are wasted on needless things.

Many leaders let themselves be, treated like kings.

One day we’ll stand before the Lord, our dead works will be burned.

Let’s not wait til the Judgement seat to finally learn.