Nov 28, 2011

Christmas Benediction

Here’s a benediction for use on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. It is based on Isaiah 9:2-7.

Benediction for Christmas
(based on Isaiah 9:2-7)

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who lived in deepest night, are lit up with a brilliant sight.
Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.
The spread of his influence and of his peace will never end.
Therefore, go out into the world with great joy,
and the grace of Bethlehem’s matchless Child,
the love of the God who never ceases to amaze,
and the fellowship of the Spirit who never wearies,
will be with you this holy night and evermore.
Thanks be to God!

— written by Bruce Prewer, Uniting Church in Australia. Posted on the website of the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren.  

For a complete Service for Christmas Eve, by the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren, click here. 

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