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.