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Cece Winans – Alabaster Box lyrics

The room grew still
As she made her way to Jesus
She stumbles through the tears that made her blind
She felt such pain
Some spoke in anger
Heard folks whisper
There's no place here for her kind
Still on she came
Through the shame that flushed her face
Until at last, she knelt before his feet
And though she spoke no words
Everything she said was heard
As she poured her love for the Master
From her box of alabaster


And I've come to pour
My praise on Him
Like oil from Mary's alabaster box
Don't be angry if I wash his feet with my tears
And I dry them with my hair
You weren't there the night He found me
You did not feel what I felt
When he wrapped his love all around me and
You don't know the cost of the oil
In my alabaster box

I can't forget the way life used to be
I was a prisoner to the sin that had me bound
And I spent my days
Poured my life without measure
Into a little treasure box
I'd thought I'd found
Until the day when Jesus came to me
And healed my soul
With the wonder of His touch
So now I'm giving back to Him
All the praise He's worthy of
I've been forgiven
And that's why
I love Him so much


And I've come to pour
My praise on Him
Like oil from Mary's alabaster box
Don't be angry if I wash his feet with my tears
And dry them with my hair (my hair)
You weren't there the night Jesus found me
You did not feel what I felt
When He wrapped his loving arms around me and
You don't know the cost of the oil
Oh, you don't know the cost of my praise
You don't know the cost of the oil
In my alabaster box

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    UnregisteredJul 6, 2012 at 9:40 am
    Truely, there are many songs that make me cry each time I listen to them, but the rate cannot be compared to that of "alabaster box" I play this song in my cell phone wherever I go, and whenever I play it in my house, i'll fall to my knees, lie flat on the floor and weep as I'm singing along, making the song mine and singing it directly to jesus. And i'll always ask myself that "if a woman who is considered a prostitute can anoint jesus' feet, what then have i done for jesus". So my own description of this song is that since jesus allowed mary who is a prostitute, someone who is seen as unworthy to touch his holy feet and anoint it, he is therefore ready to accept us irrespective of our past. As long as we've made up our mind to change and accept him, he also will accept and forgive us. *Anointing jesus feet means that mary has accepted jesus, and jesus himself did not chase her away. *And the line "heard folks whisper there is no place here for her kind" this means that when men reject us, that doesn't mean that jesus will also reject us. Rather he will accept us and wrap his loving arm around us. There is indeed great anointing in this song.
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    UnregisteredJun 29, 2012 at 12:55 am
    After years of abuse from childhood and into adulthood, and five suicide attempts I cried out to god and asked if he was real and if he would take this depression from me so I could be a mother to my children again I would give him my life. In an instant I felt a heaviness come off of me and a light peace come into me and that was 16 years ago and I'm still living my life for my savior, my jesus. Thank you for this song it means sooo much to me! Cherry t.
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    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    There is nothing too good/expensive to use in my praises to jesus. He has done so much for me and all he asked in return is my praise and worship unto him. I love him so much and because of his love I can love others.
    This song is a powerful love song unto jesus. I love you jesus and thank you for all you have done/is doing/will do in my life.
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 11:01 am
    My alabaster box is just all the love in my heart. It's everything that can pour out of my heart. So, I pour my praise and love on the one who has shown me unending and absolute complete love. The one who knows everything about me and loves me and forgives me and gives me hope and a future. No one else's anger or judgment can separate us from loving and praising the lord who deserves our praise.
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 8:02 am
    Anytime I read this very scripture, I can't help but pause and ask myself "what gratitude"? How much do we value the saving grace of god. The sacrifice jesus made for us? Paul said in philippians that "he regarded any other thing as junk for the sake of christ".
    Cece couldn't have painted the picture more clearly. It's time for us to break our alabaster box and let our praise and gratitude climb up to god.
    -- shalom.

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