Good King Wenceslas Lyrics

Good King Wenceslas Lyrics

Good King Wenceslas lyrics (as traditionally sung):

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
Gath’ring winter fuel

“Hither, page, and stand by me
If thou know’st 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 him 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.”
“Mark 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 steps 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

 


Other Popular Christmas Song Lyrics

(Just click the title to see the lyrics)

Angels We Have Heard On High
Auld Lang Syne
Away In A Manger
Deck The Halls
Go Tell It On The Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
I Saw Three Ships
In The Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Joy To The World
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night
Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
Silent Night
The First Noel
The 12 Days of Christmas
Up On The Housetop
We Three Kings
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
What Child Is This

 

Image: Kara (CC by 2.0). Lyrics under public domain.

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3 Responses

  1. hippydog
    hippydog

    looking at the rate cards for places like CueSongs and other Performance rights places,

    really puts an interesting spin on the whole fighting for $$$ for artists..

    Corporations are being asked to pay thousands of dollars for a limited one time use, yet musicians are paying to be ripped off by low paying ‘online’ radio stations..

    seems weird to me 😉

    Reply
  2. Visitor
    Visitor

    “We’re shipping out to MIDEM tonight”

    So perhaps we Europeans actually can expect to get your Good Morning stories in the morning for a while… 🙂

    Reply

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