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The Holly And The Ivy
Westminster Cathedral Choir Lyrics


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 berry,
As sweet as any flower,
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,
For to do us 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 day 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.

The holly bears a bark,
As bitter as any gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
For to redeem us all.
The rising of the sun,
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

Lyrics © DELLA BLUE MUSIC LLC
Written by: NICK MUNRO

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What Is Your Worldview? - Creation or Evolutionism?

Merry Christmas 2014 - this certainly brings back good memories.
Jesus Is Lord! ^^

Katie Wilson

i love this song i sang it at my thirdgrade consert 4 years ago

Aishiya1

...the holly being the masculine symbol and the ivy the feminine!

john uhr-henry

A great version of this great C/Carol. Brilliant work from the Choir and accompaniment.

Inglesepertutti

This is just the way I remember it from my schooldays! Magical! Thank you.

William Ripley

Perfect pitch.Well loved carol in Nova Scotia, Canada.

steve154life

Aww thiz iz such a beautiful song

willip66

My favourite carol too. Merry Christmas 2018.

joonteacher

Anyone know where I can find the sheet music for this? It is simply beautiful!

Hudson Bailey

Rich with beauty is this carol. Thank you, Westminster Abbey Choir.

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