The Holly and the Ivy Lyrics and Music
The inspirational words and lyrics of this treasured hymn begin with "The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown" as the first words of this famous Christmas Carol. The author of the lyrics and name of the composer of the music that accompanies the "The Holly and the Ivy" hymn have been lost over time and are therefore unknown, but continue to be enjoyed to this day at this festive time of the year. Holly and Ivy are used to adorn churches and houses, at Christmas, and are therefore associated with scenes of good will and rejoicing. We hope you enjoy the lyrics of this merry Christmas carol.
The Holly and the Ivy Hymn
Title: The Holly and the Ivy *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Christmas Carols
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Carol
The joyful festive song reflect some traditions that have specific religious significance to the Christian religion. As holly has a sharp, spiny edge it reflects John 19:2 "And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head". Evergreen plants like the Ivy, which actually bear fruit in the winter time are therefore associated with the birth of Jesus.