“See the Woman at the Well”


"Jesus going through the land and on his way got thirsty; He stopped at the well in Canaan's land The town was called S(y)myrna." The story of Jesus and the Woman of Samaria, with chorus, "Oh, there's no one can love you like Jesus."


Although this doubtless sounds like a version of "Jesus Met the Woman at the Well," it appears from the lyrics that they are separate.

For the story of Jesus and the Woman of Samaria, see John 4:5-26. This song follows that account fairly closely except for the name of the town. John 4:5 gives the location of Jacob's Well as "Sychar" (well, a few unimportant manuscripts read something else, but none read Smyrna, a town in Asia Minor mentioned in the first two chapters of the Revelation to John). The King James Bible in any case says "Sychar." - RBW

Cross references


  1. Thomas-Makin', pp. 208-211, "See the Woman at the Well" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, ThBa208


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Keywords: Bible religious Jesus
Found in: US(Ap)