Once a city of few pe-o-ple,
came under a strong attack.
Trapped inside by walls, sur- rounded by an army,
there was no way to fight back.
When a po-or m-an, filled with w-i-sdom,
solved it all no one said thanks.
Better to be wise than to be very strong, but
e-ven then you’ll get no chance
If you’re poor the mark you make will
have no chance to even show.
Foolish rulers fuss and fume
e-ras-ing good that wise folks do.
Image: Vuurgevecht bij een batterij: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Source: Ecclesiastes 9:13-18
Text: David Alexander, 2022 CC BY-SA NC 4.0
Tune: O Sanctissima, Public Domain
Audio: www.smallchurchmusic.com Used by Permission