Halford, Rob - Good King Wenceslas Lyrics




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,
Gathering winter fuel.

Hither, page, and stand by me.
If thou know is 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.

In his master's step he trod,
Where the snow lay dented.
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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Halford, Rob Good King Wenceslas Comments
  1. Chris Gayle

    Thanks Rob, this album was the soundtrack to my Christmas!

  2. Benjamin Breeg

    This Christmas album is good to same as Winter songs album, I got to say when people hear it they know he's a good singer who can hit the registers.

  3. Sean McDummy 13

    🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟😵my favorite Christmas Album of all time - in my opinion 🌘🌕🌈✌️

  4. Chris Crossont

    This song is absolutely beautiful from start to finish. It brings tears to my eyes.

  5. Betorn

    Best song on "Celestial" hands down.

  6. Коля Пупкин

    Святой Вацлав!

  7. John Menyhard

    Sounds like ozzy. But I like it

  8. Jason Lee

    This is my favorite one

  9. Gary Carroll

    I have been listening to this MAN since the first JUDAS PRIEST album was put out.. He is the MAN!p.s. This is Bad Ass Christmas song.🤟

  10. Dillwaffle

    Me, with only 5 minutes to live

    Angel: God, his time is up.

    God: No! Let him live! He's listening to Rob Halford.

  11. D Chavez

    I love this album!!! ♥

  12. sabbathtribute

    Excellente🤘🔥

  13. Mark Stutz

    I pray that Rob will bless us with Good King Wenceslas at this years Christmas Pudding show in Phoenix! I dont want anything else for Christmas!!

  14. Sean McDummy 13

    I'm going to have one Hell of a Christmas - best Christmas Album ever - GOD smiles - Thanks 🤪🔥

  15. Teddy Malfoy

    (Saint) Wenceslaus I (Czech: Václav [ˈvaːtslaf] (listen); c. 911 – September 28, 935), Wenceslas I or Václav the Good[2] was the duke (kníže) of Bohemia from 921 until his assassination in 935. His younger brother, Boleslaus the Cruel, was complicit in the murder.

    His martyrdom and the popularity of several biographies gave rise to a reputation for heroic virtue that resulted in his elevation to sainthood. He was posthumously declared to be a king and came to be seen as the patron saint of the Czech state. He is the subject of the well-known "Good King Wenceslas", a carol for Saint Stephen's Day.

  16. Victor Herranz Castaño

    Awesome album Rob!Cheers from Spain!

  17. Count William Jannusch

    Awesome!!! Rob Halford rules..

  18. Stephens Dygert

    👍 dream of the christmas guitar- u-tube!

  19. Michael F. Bender

    The opening guitar riffs after the long intro sounds like Disturbed's "Watch You Burn"

  20. Jake Thompson

    Extraordinary ..way to go Rob and Mike ! That tone is Zeppelin haunting.

    Broncycolon 70

    Lil bit Kashmir in the beginning...it''s okay...Halford nailed everything...👏

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    Jake Thompson In The Evening

  21. Teddy Malfoy

    I really like the intro

  22. Palliare-CarpeDiem z.ú. Palliativa

    (Saint) Wenceslaus I (Czech: Václav [ˈvaːtslaf] (About this soundlisten); c. 911 – September 28, 935), Wenceslas I or Václav the Good[2] was the duke (kníže) of Bohemia from 921 until his assassination in 935. His younger brother, Boleslaus the Cruel, was complicit in the murder.

    His martyrdom and the popularity of several biographies gave rise to a reputation for heroic virtue that resulted in his elevation to sainthood. He was posthumously declared to be a king and came to be seen as the patron saint of the Czech state. He is the subject of the well-known "Good King Wenceslas", a carol for Saint Stephen's Day.

  23. Mark Birchette

    Starts the build up of a warm rounding of another beautiful Christmas time memories! Noel! Indubitably so Metal God, family and friends. Cheers from across the pond in Utah! ✌ 🍻