Jesus Falls the First Time under the Weight of 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! who for our sins didst bear
the heavy burden of the cross and under its weight, may the thought
of thy sufferings make us watchful over ourselves, and save us
from any grievous fall into sin.
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.
Oh, how sad and sore distressed
Now was she that Mother blessed
Of the sole-begotten one!
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?