I.M. Song of the Week: Thank Me Later

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Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, Johannes Vermeer (Dutch) circa 1654–1655

Luke 10:38-42
John 12:1-8

Take it slow and wherever you go
Make some time to smell that rose
And do not worry

Take it slow
Though paradoxical
Be diligent and also
Do not be in a hurry
You’ll thank Me later

Unbusy Mary of Bethany
Seated at Jesus’ feet
Listening to His Word

Martha, dear
So stressed-out, so full of fear
Yet only one thing is needed
And she has chosen what is better
Sister’s chosen what is better

Take it slow and whatever you do
Do not be hasty
Stay unbusy
And thank Me later
Thank Me later

So she heard what He was going to do
Whilst the others did argue
Over who should be the greatest
Sit closer at His table

She scrimped and saved
Finally purchased that vase of precious fragrance
Then poured it on His feet
Poured it out on Jesus’ feet

Take it slow and wherever you go
Make the time to smell the rose
And thank Me later
Thank Me later

Say, what a waste
The poor could’ve used that years’ wage
We sure should’ve put it to greater purpose
Could’ve made it pay

Let her be for it was meant to be
That she should save this perfume
For My burial day
For My burial day

Take it slow and whatever you do
Do not be hasty
Stay unbusy
And thank Me later

Take it slow and wherever you go
Make the time to smell the roses
And thank Me later
Thank Me later
You’ll thank Me later.

seanosongs 2019

https://incidentalmusic.ca/track/thank-me-later

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