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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

Refrain

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

Refrain

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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    UnregisteredAug 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    This song reminds me that no matter what he loved me so much and he forgave me even in all my mess.
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    UnregisteredAug 31, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    All along i've been here and there doing one thing or the other messing up and storin treasures ignorantly, now i know that its for a course that jesus saved me to praise him with it.the kind of praise that eternity will speak of.i love to praise you lord with much love
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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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    UnregisteredAug 27, 2012 at 9:31 pm
    I feel goose pimples all over my body whenever am singing along bc the lyrics are so touching, i feel am the one telling the world about jesus love for me and why anything i do for him is to show and thank him for loving me. He deserves my praise.
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2014 at 2:24 am
    Alabaster box oil represent your praises you pour on Him in spirit, truth, and the love He showed to you, you gave it back to Him and He blesses and renews you just like He did to Mary. That's how much He loves you. He died for your sins and pardoned a sinner like me.

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