SATB and organ. A terrific arrangement of the traditional English carol. Also available for 2-part choir.
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: Oh, 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 lily flower,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to be our sweet saviour.
The holly bears a berry as red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do poor sinners good.
The holly bears a bark as bitter as any gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ for to redeem us all.