Wednesday, December 24, 2008

more great Christmas lyrics and your favorite carol?

Here's some more Christmas lyrics to a song that I've heard the last few days. It is pretty heavy and quite thought-provoking. As I post these lyrics to a new Christmas song, I'm wondering what your favorite Christmas songs are. My favorite Christmas carol is O Holy Night. Christine's favorite Christmas carol is Hark, the Herald Angels Sing. So, what are your favorite carols? You can comment...this takes participation. We also traditionally listen to a Dolly Parton Christmas album that I got in Uganda a few years ago and to a Nat King Cole Christmas album as well (it is the best in the world). To add to the participation, what music related Christmas traditions do you and your family have?

While You Were Sleeping- Casting Crowns
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

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 came
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


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

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