The Holly and the Ivy

hollyHere are the lyrics to my favorite Christmas Carol,"The Holly and the Ivy"

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

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 any flow'r,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
To be our sweet Savior.

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 berry,
As red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
To do poor sinners good.

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 prickle,
As sharp as any thorn,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
On Christmas in the morn.

The rising of the sun,
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

 

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