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Advent 2020 – Christmas Eve

Advent 2020 – Christmas Eve

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Advent 2020 – Christmas Eve

Advent is a time of waiting for the coming Messiah, who is Emmanuel, Jesus Christ the Lord.

Trust and Joy

O Come, O Come, Immanuel (1, 4, 6)

O come, O come, Immanuel,
and ransom captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Refrain:
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
shall come to you, O Israel.

O come, O Branch of Jesse’s stem,
unto your own and rescue them!
From depths of hell your people save,
and give them victory o’er the grave. Refrain

O come, O Bright and Morning Star,
and bring us comfort from afar!
Dispel the shadows of the night
and turn our darkness into light. Refrain

O Come, O Come, Immanuel (1, 4, 6)
Translator: J. M. Neale (1851)
Tune: VENI EMMANUEL (Chant)
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #328

Midi song arrangements provided by hymnary.org
Riverside Christian Reformed Church CCLI license #462829

Riverside CRC Sermons
Advent 2020 - Christmas Eve
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Rev. Benjamin Browneye - Pastor
Speaker: Rev. Benjamin Browneye

Pastor Ben is a 2005 graduate from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. He received his Masters of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary in 2012, and has served as a delegate to Synod in 2016.

As Pastor, Ben has a passion for preaching and teaching and has been at Riverside since April of 2013. On the personal side, Ben is an avid outdoorsmen, a loyal Detroit sports fan, and is married to his wife Ellie.

Pastor Ben seeks to preach and teach in an educational and engaging way that brings the deep truth of the Bible into our lives today for every generation.