Foolish Rulers

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:  Used by Permission

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