Then it was easy for cowards who lost courage
to get a stern speech from the young hero.
They sang of his valor, and his deeds of great strength,
With all their power praising the hero—as it is fitting
For a man with his words to praise his friendly lord,
Share the love from his heart, when the Lord must go,
Passing beyond the bounds of his body.
They said that he was, among all the world’s kings,
the mildest of men, and the most kind in giving,
the most gentle of men, and the most eager for fame.