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​Beautiful To Me

This song is by Don Francisco and appears on the album The Traveler (1981) and on the album Beautiful to Me (1998).

Crowds were in the streets that day
When Jesus came to town
All the synagogue was there
And more from miles around

So I asked Him home to dinner
So I could see what I could see
Of this famous local Prophet
From here in Galilee

And I don't know just how that woman
Got into the room
But you couldn't miss her gaudy clothes
And her strong and sweet perfume

She went straight to Jesus' feet
And stopped and stood right there
And then cried and wet His feet with tears
And dried them with her hair

Now of all the women in my town
None was more well known
For the flagrant scent she'd left them
And the wickedness she'd sown

But He didn't move to stop her
It seemed this Prophet couldn't tell
That the woman who was touching Him
Was the kind they buy and sell

And I had no idea just what this Jesus planned to do
When He said Simon, there's somethin' I need to say to you
So I said, Teacher, if it's on Your mind then tell me what you will
But as He began to speak to me, the room grew quickly still

He said, take a good look at this woman now
In spite of all her fears,
She's kissed me, and anointed me
And washed my feet with tears

She's honored me
And you've been only rude to me instead
You gave no kiss of greeting
And no anointing for my head

And her sins were red as scarlet
But now they're washed away
The love and faith she'd shown
Is the price she has to pay

For the depth of God's forgiveness
It's more than you can see
And in spite of what you think of her
She's beautiful to me

Well my anger flamed to hatred
I wanted nothing more
Than to take this Prophet by the throat
And throw Him out the door

To act like God, forgiving sins
And then speak so to me
As itinerant from Nazareth
And backwards Galilee

But instead I sat and trembled
Shaken to the core,
The woman still was weeping
As she knelt there on the floor

Jesus turned to her
Said your chains have been released
Your faith has saved you from your sins
Rise and walk in peace

Your sins were red as scarlet
But now they're washed away
The love and faith you've shown
Is all the price you have to pay

For the depth of God's forgiveness
It's deeper than the sea
And no matter what the world may think
You're beautiful to me

Your sins were red as scarlet
But now they're washed away
The love and faith you've shown
Is all the price you have to pay

For the depth of God's forgiveness
It's deeper than the sea
And no matter what the world may think
You're beautiful to me

Your sins were red as scarlet
But now they're washed away
The love and faith you've shown
Is all the price you have to pay

For the depth of God's forgiveness
It's deeper than the sea
And no matter what the world may think
You're beautiful to me