Good King Wenceslas

The story of Good King Wenceslas is an interesting one, and it’s still told to children all over the world. There are many variations of the story, but they all have one thing in common: a message of love and kindness for those around you.

The story of the Good King Wenceslas is one that resonates with many. A generous and kind ruler, he never showed anger or ill will to anyone. But his generosity extended even to those who had broken the law and robbed him. He would find out about these crimes and, despite it being against his policy, would offer them riches and riches for their valuables

The story of Good King Wenceslas is an interesting one, and it’s still told to children all over the world. There are many variations of the story, but they all have one thing in common: a message of love and kindness for those around you.

Good King Wenceslas

Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the Feast of Stephen
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even
Brightly shone the moon that night
Though the frost was cruel
When a poor man came in sight
Gathering winter fuel
Hither, page, and stand by me,
If thou knowst it, telling
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?
Sire, he lives a good league hence,
Underneath the mountain
Right against the forest fence
By Saint Agnes fountain.
Bring me flesh and bring me wine
Bring me pine logs hither
Thou and I shall see him dine
When we bear them thither.
Page and monarch, forth they went
Forth they went together
Through the rude winds wild lament
And the bitter weather
Sire, the night is darker now
And the wind blows stronger
Fails my heart, I know not how
I can go no longer.
Mark my footsteps, good my page
Tread thou in them boldly
Thou shall find the winters rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly.
In his masters step he trod
Where the snow lay dinted
Heat was in the very sod
Which the Saint had printed
Therefore, Christian men, be sure
Wealth or rank possessing
Ye, who now will bless the poor
Shall yourselves find blessing.
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: James Morgan / Juliette Pochin / Dp

 

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