The substance of anointing was the oil
Drawn from the fatness of the olive tree
To honour God and man, by patient toil.
And oil gave light. The anointed priest could see
The artefacts which decked the holy shrine
Displaying craftsmanship of high degree.
And olive oil was mingled in the fine
Flour of the choice oblation in his hand;
The finest wheaten flour men could refine.