As Joseph was a-walking, he heard an angel sing:
"This night shall be bornÃ¨d our heavenly King".
"He neither shall be bornÃ¨d in housen nor in hall,
Nor in the place of Paradise, but in an ox's stall".
"He neither shall be clothÃ¨d in purple nor in pall,
But in fair white linen, as usen babies all".
"He neither shall be rockÃ¨d in silver nor in gold,
But in a wooden cradle that rocks upon the mould".
"He neither shall be christenÃ¨d in white wine nor red,
But with the fair spring water with which were christenÃ¨d".