1 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.
2 “Hither, page, and stand by me, if you 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.”
3 “Bring me food and bring me wine, bring me pine logs hither,
You and I will see him dine, when we bear them thither.”
Page and monarch, forth they went, forth they went together,
Through the cold 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, my good page, tread now in them boldly,
You shall find the winter’s rage freeze your blood less coldly.”
5 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, while God’s gifts possessing,
You who now will bless the poor shall yourselves find blessing.
|First Line:||Good King Wenceslas looked out on the feast of Stephen|
|Title:||Good King Wenceslas|
|Author:||John Mason Neale (1853)|
|Instances (1 - 8 of 8)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #267||Good King Wenceslas looked out||Good King Wenceslas looked out||GOOD KING WENCESLAS||John M. Neale||2008|
|Common Praise (1998) #145||Good King Wenceslas||Good King Wenceslas looked out||TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM||John Mason Neale (1818-1866)||76 76D||Psalm 112; Tobit 4:5-11; Luke 14:25-35||1998||Christmas | ; Stephen | ; Epiphany ||
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #242||Good King Wenceslas||Good King Wenceslas looked out||TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM||John Mason Neale, 1818-1866||76 76 D||Psalm 40:1||2000||Christmas ||
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #183||Good King Wenceslas||Good King Wenceslas||76 76 D||1996|
|The Christian Life Hymnal #139||Good King Wenceslas looked out||Good King Wenceslas looked out||Tempus Adest Floridum||2006|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1968||Good King Wenceslas||Good King Wenceslas looked out on the Feast of Stephen||TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM||John Mason Neale, 1818-1866||<cite>Carols for Christmas-Tide</cite>, 1853, by Neale & Thomas Helmore|
|Timeless Truths #329||Good King Wenceslas||Good King Wenceslas looked out on the Feast of Stephen||TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM||John M. Neale||220.127.116.11||Luke 14:13-14||Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Good_King_Wenceslas); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/g/o/goodking.htm)|
|Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #323||Good King Wenseslas||Good King Wenceslas looked out||TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDU||John M. Neale||18.104.22.168.D.||1996||Blessing (blessedness) | ; Care for one another | ; Children | ; Christmas | ; Sharing | ; Story ||