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Sans Day Carol (Now the holly bears a berry)

Arranger

R. Mather

Two Voices, Organ/Piano and optional instrument (flute or piano)

Cornish

Text

Now the holly bears a berry
   as white as the milk,
And Mary bore Jesus,
   all wrapped up in silk:

And Mary bore Jesus Christ
Our Saviour for to be,
And the first tree in the greenwood,
it was the holly.
Holly! Holly!
And the first tree in the greenwood,
it was the holly!

Now the holly bears a berry
   as green as the grass,
And Mary bore Jesus,
   who died on the cross:

Now the holly bears a berry
   as black as the coal,
And Mary bore Jesus,
   who died for us all:

Now the holly bears a berry,
   as blood is it red,
Then trust we our Saviour,
   who rose from the dead:

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Now the holly - arr Mather

Now the holly (solo instrument) - arr Mather

Now the holly - arr Mather

Created 26-Oct-08 Revised 20-Apr-09

Sans Day Carol exerpt arrangement by R. Mather performed by Kingham Hill School Choir, Oxfordshire UK


Sans Day Carol arranged by John Rutter


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