O Lord Jesus Christ,
at your first coming you humbled yourself because of our sins.
At your second coming our sins will be done away by your mercy,
and we will be numbered with your saints in glory everlasting;
through your merits, O blessed Savior,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit
you live and reign,
now and forever.
Source: Mozarabic Collect for the First Sunday in Advent, freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Halle, New York, 1881, p.15 #1
your blessed saints who are now at rest
overcame the world by your strength.
May we follow in their footsteps,
and after this life,
partake with them of heavenly joys;
through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.
Source: Freely modified from Mozarabic Collects, ed. Rev. Chas. R. Halle, New York, 1881
O almighty and eternal God,
through your only and beloved Son, Jesus Christ,
you will sanctify all your elected and beloved.
Give us grace to follow their faith, hope and charity,
that together with them we may obtain eternal life;
through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one true God, now and forever. Amen.
Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549
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