I Will Not Stand for It (Esther 1)

Drunk on his power, thinking himself grand, 

he sent some eunuchs, with a stern demand.  

Though he was sov’reign over many lands, 

Queen Vashti answered that she would not stand. 


He summoned sages, who took up the case. 

Kings and all o-ther husbands would lose face. 

“For folks like us to stifle this disgrace, 

send her away and let her be replaced.” 


Image: Edwin Long, 1870s 

Source:  Esther 1

Text:  David Alexander, 2022, CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune:  National Hymn, Public Domain

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Score_PDF/GodOfOurFathers-NationalHymn.pdf Audio:www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission.

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