Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Holly and the Ivy Free Download

Here's my arrangement of the classic The Holly and the Ivy. Though this is just an instrumental, the words to the song are truly beautiful and glorify the Savior.

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
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 any 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 prickle,
As sharp as any thorn,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
On Christmas Day in the morn.

The holly bears a bark,
As bitter as any gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
For to redeem us all.

It is the last track on my Yulin' Around CD. It was recorded with just mandolin and open-tuned guitar . Feel free to download it here. Merry Christmas.


Blogger Esther said...

Mahalo for sharing this. It's one of my favorite Christmas Carols.
A very blessed and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

December 24, 2007 12:22 AM  

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