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1. 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.

Refrain
O the rising of the sun,
The running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
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]

English traditional carol

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Eric Pazdziora Silver Spring, Maryland

Eric Pazdziora is a composer, pianist, writer, and worship leader, with works published and performed in a wide variety of venues. He holds an M.M. in music composition from the University of North Carolina—Greensboro, and a B.Mus. in sacred music composition from Moody Bible Institute. Eric's music and writing can be found at www.ericpazdziora.com. ... more

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