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    "Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)" Lyrics

    Royal Choral Society feat. St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London

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    Good King Wenceslas looked out
    On the feast of Stephen,
    When the snow lay round about,
    Deep and crisp and even.
    Brightly shown 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 know 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 will see him dine
    When we bear the thither.
    Page and monarch, forth they went,
    Forth they went together
    Through the rude wind's 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.
    Ark my footsteps my good page,
    Tread thou in them boldly:
    Thou shalt find the winter's rage
    Freeze thy blood less coldly.

    In his master's step he trod,
    Where the snow lay dented.
    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
    This song was submitted on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Tony Allen, Donie Cassidy, Mick Foster, John Mason Neale.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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