Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"For to do us sinners good"


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 holly bears a prickle
As sharp as any thorn;
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
On Christmas day in the morn. Chorus
Chorus:
Oh, the rising of the sun,
The running of the deer.
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the quire.
The holly bears a bark
As bitter as any gall;
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
For to redeem us all. Chorus
The holly bears a blossom
As white as lily flower;
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To be our sweet Savior. Chorus
The holly and the ivy,
Now are both well grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown. Chorus
The holly bears a berry
As red as any blood;
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
For to do us sinners good. Chorus



The Holly And The Ivy