“When I found Keith’s grave... I asked God hard questions many of my generation tend to have. I realized it wasn't Keith Green I was grieving, but the loss of everything he meant to my generation. I was grieving my own loss of a sense of calling, now feeling disqualified… ” blog by Carl Hamper 2017 (Honest & personal, and worth the read) Pass it on! ...
“Listen at your own risk,“ says Steve Fuller about “Asleep in the Light” in his Living By Faith blog. And let’s listen again too. melody UNEXPECTED TEARS I had another worship song I thought I’d be posting today. But as I looked for that song, I stumbled upon Keith Green’s “Asleep in the Light.”
I listened—and God brought me to tears with deep longing to see people saved. And I thought—I need to post this song.
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED
This is a convicting song. Listen at your own risk.
It’s Keith Green sounding like fiery John the Baptist out in the wilderness—exposing our sin, urging us to repent, waking us up to lost people around us.
But after a stern call to repentance, the song ends with God tenderly calling us to come away and be with Him.
Maybe the point is that God calls us to repent, but also to come to Him to for assurance of forgiveness, security in His love, and strength to obey.
Or maybe it’s the promise that when our lives are over we will be with Him forever—which will make whatever we’ve suffered well worth it.
Either way—it’s a powerful ending to a convicting song.