Good King Wenceslas is a well known Christmas carol
- Good King Wenceslas looked out on the feast of Stephen
- When the snow lay round-a-bout, 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 knowest 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 wind's wild lament, and the bitter weather
- "Sire the night is darker now, and the wind grows stronger"
- "Fails my heart I know not how, I can go no longer"
- "Mark my footsteps my good page, treat 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 will now bless the poor, shall yourselves find blessing
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