Jesus Dies upon the Cross
V. We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee.
R. Because by thy Holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world.
O Jesus! we devoutly embrace that
honored cross where thou didst love us even unto death. In that
death we place all our confidence. Henceforth let us live only
for thee; and in dying for thee let us die loving 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.
Thou, my Saviour's Cross who bearest,
Thou, thy Son's rebuke who sharest,
Let me share them both with thee.
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?