The Holly And The Ivy

Full Text

1. The Holly and the Ivy
Now both are full well grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The Holly bears the crown.

Refrain
O the rising of the sun,
The running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the quire,
Sweet singing in the quire.

2. The Holly bears a blossom,
As white as lily-flower;
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
To be our sweet Savior. [Refrain]

3. The Holly bears a berry,
As red as any blood;
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
To do poor sinners good. [Refrain]

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

5. The Holly bears a bark,
As bitter as any gall;
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
For to redeem us all. [Refrain]

6. The Holly and the Ivy
Now both are full well grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The Holly bears the crown. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2513

Text Information

First Line: The holly and the ivy when they are both full grown
Title: The Holly And The Ivy
Source: English traditional carol
Refrain First Line: The rising of the sun, and the running of the deer
Publication Date: 1946
Notes: continued on page 37
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1946.

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The Cyber Hymnal #2513
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Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #183
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #659
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #88
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #713
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #481
Small Church Music #1466Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2513TextScoreAudio
Include 6 pre-1979 instances



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