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Good King Wenceslas

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Good King Wenceslas


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A contemporary orchestral accompaniment to this carol about charity and blessing the poor. Three verses, with the third verse up a step for dramatic emphasis. Thick orchestral writing combines with a pop rhythm section for a glorious Christmas ambience.

ID: #1325


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."

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.

This arrangement copyright 2010 One Light Music Productions