Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
V. We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee.
R. Because by thy Holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world.
The cross is laid upon the ground
and Jesus is stretched upon his bed of death. At one and the
same time he offers his bruised limbs to his heavenly Father
in behalf of sinful men, and to his fierce executioners to be
nailed by them to the shameful wood. The blows are struck! The
Precious Blood streams forth!
O Jesus! nailed to the cross, fasten
our hearts there also, that they may be united to thee until
death shall strike us with its fatal blow, and with our last
breath we shall have yielded up our souls to thee.
O God, we love thee with our whole
hearts and above all things and are heartily sorry that we have
offended thee. May we never offend thee any more. O, may we love
thee without ceasing, and make it our delight to do in all things
thy most holy will.
V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.
R. Have mercy upon us.
+ May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen..
Those five wounds of Jesus smitten,
Mother! in my heart be written,
Deep as in thine own they be.
With loving hearts and footsteps slow
To Calvary with Christ we go.
See how his precious Blood
At every Station pours:
Was ever grief like His?
Was ever sin like ours?