AS JOSEPH WENT A WALKING

As Joseph was a-walking
He heard an Angel sing:
"This night shall be the birth time
Of Christ our Heavenly King;

He Neither shall be borned
In housen nor in hall
Nor in the place of paradise
But in an ox’s stall

Allelulah!

"He neither shall be clothed
In purple nor in pall;
But in the fair white linen
As usen babies all.

"He neither shall be rocked,
In silver nor in gold;
But in a wooden cradle
That rocks upon the mould

Allelulah!

"He neither shall be christen’d
In white wine nor in red;
But with the fair spring water,
With which we were christened."

As Joseph was a-walking
He heard the angel sing
This night shall be the birth time
Of Christ the heavenly king

Allelulah!

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