"Men listened to me expectantly, waiting in silence for my counsel.1
After I had spoken, they spoke no more;2 my words fell gently on their ears.3
They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain.4
When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face5 was precious to them.6
I chose the way for them and sat as their chief;7 I dwelt as a king8 among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.9
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