Another flashback: the new king arrives on his mule. But this is from the Old Testament and is a foreshadowing of the true king. This is Solomon who arrives, like his descendant would do centuries later, triumphantly but humbly to receive his kingdom.Noise in the City (1 Kings 1:32-53) Lo, The king-to-be comes On the back of a mule, His father’s mule, And the people sing And sound their flutes to say, The new king is come! Long live the King! But hark: amidst the noise Of the people and their flutes In the city, the false priests and The army cringe, mutter: What Is that noise in the city? What Is it’s meaning, all of this noise? The news – a new king, the son Of the King, the new King is come – Meets with their anger. Surely not Now! This cannot be true. And so They cling to the horns of the altar In dread and fear, cling and cringe While in the city, the noise resounds. Lo, the new king is come, On the back of a mule. On his father’s mule, the son of the King comes.