Wake Up Sleeper by Austin French

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Wake Up Sleeper by Austin French

I wrote it about one of my favorite stories of scripture found in Luke where Jesus walks up to a funeral and interrupts it. This little boy has been dead and they’re carrying him out to be buried. Instead of walking away from the funeral in an uncomfortable moment Jesus walks right into the crowd, put His hand on the casket of this little boy who’d been long gone and says get up. That’s the gospel. Jesus speaks into our life no matter if you’ve heard his voice before or not. We all have to respond to that call at sometime in our life and that’s what this song is about.

Austin French

Lyrics

Thank God for the daylight
I spent a long time in the dark
Felt good saying goodbye
Waking up to a brand new heart

And if you’re sleeping like I used to be
In a grave that holds you tight
There’s a Savior calling
Promising a brand new life
He’s saying

Wake up sleeper
Open your eyes
Oh sinner, arise
Leave your past at the door
Wake up sleeper
Come to the light
Christ is alive
Death don’t live here anymore
Death don’t live here anymore

I bet you like that freedom
I bet you like your new name
Oh, welcome to the kingdom
Yeah, we all feel that way

So if you see somebody sleeping like
The way you used to be
Tell ’em ’bout the Savior
And a little thing called free
Go ahead and say

Wake up sleeper
Open your eyes
Oh sinner, arise
Leave your past at the door
Wake up sleeper
Come to the light
Christ is alive
Death don’t live here anymore

Rise up and come out of that grave
Rise up in that amazing grace
Oh sleeper, won’t you come awake
Come awake

Rise up and come out of that grave
Rise up in that amazing grace
Oh sleeper, won’t you come awake
Come awake

Wake up sleeper
Open your eyes
Oh sinner, arise
Leave your past at the door
Wake up sleeper
Come to the light
Christ is alive
Death don’t live here anymore

Rise up and come out of that grave
Rise up in that amazing grace
Oh sleeper, won’t you come awake
Come awake

Rise up and come out of that grave
Rise up in that amazing grace
Oh sleeper, won’t you come awake
Come awake

Source: MusixmatchSongwriters: Benjamin Glover / Colby Wedgeworth / Austin French

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