Good King Wenceslas
Good King Wen-ces - las looked out On the feast of Ste - phen,
When the snow lay round a - bout, Deep, and crisp, and e - ven;
Bright-ly shone the moon that night, Though the frost was cru - el,
When a poor man came in sight, Gath-‘ring win-ter fu - el.
2 “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 moutain,
Right against the forest fence,
By Saint Agnes’ fountain.’
3 ‘Bring me flesh, and bring me wine,
Bring me pine-logs hither:
Thou and I will see him dine,
When we bear them thither.’
Page and monarch, forth they went,
Forth they went together;
Through the rude wind’s wild lament
And the bitter weather.
4 ‘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 bodily:
Thou shalt find the winter’s rage
freeze thy blood less coldly.’
5 In his master’s steps he trod,
Where the snow ly 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.
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