Good King Wenceslas - Lyrics
Geophile on 12/14/2016
|This ballad tells the true story of a 10th century duke in Bohemia (the Czech Republic) known for his kind deeds. However, he was killed by his not-so-kind brother, Boleslav. Wenceslas was declared a martyr by the Roman Catholic Church, and later a saint. The song expresses the Judeo-Christian precepts of charity and service to others.|
The music was written by John Mason Neale in 1853, and the melody originated in Finland 300 years earlier.
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