The holly and the ivy

The holly and the ivy

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The holly and the ivy.mp3
Length: 3:03 Verses: 6
Album: Carols Without Words
Artist: Copyright Richard M S Irwin. Certain Rights Reserved

Lyrics

    The holly and the ivy,
    When they are both full grown,
    Of all trees that are in the wood,
    The holly bears the crown.
    Refrain
    O, the rising of the sun,
    And the running of the deer
    The playing of the merry organ,
    Sweet singing in the choir.

    The holly bears a blossom,
    As white as lily flow'r,
    And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
    To be our dear Saviour. Refrain

    The holly bears a berry,
    As red as any blood,
    And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
    To do poor sinners good. Refrain

    The holly bears a prickle,
    As sharp as any thorn,
    And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
    On Christmas Day in the morn. Refrain

    The holly bears a bark,
    As bitter as the gall,
    And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
    For to redeem us all. Refrain

    The holly and the ivy,
    When they are both full grown,
    Of all trees that are in the wood,
    The holly bears the crown. Refrain