You Make Us Glad

O God,
you make us glad
with the yearly expectation
of the birthday of Christ,
your only Son.
Grant that we,
who hail him with joy
as our Redeemer,
may also behold him without fear
when he comes to be our Judge;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Gelasian
Source of this version: Freely modified from A Century of Collects, [4] selected and translated by Atwell M. Y. Baylay, 1913.

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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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