Listen to Good King Wenceslas song with lyrics from John Swanson

Good King Wenceslas

John Swanson22 Nov 2012

Good King Wenceslas Lyrics

Good King Wenceslas - John Swanson

Good king wenceslas losed 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

 

Where his master's steps he trod

Where the snow lay dinted

 

Heat was in the very sod

That the saint had printed

Therefore christian men be sure

Wealth or rank possessing

 

Ye who now will bless the poor

 

Shall yourselves find blessing

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***