Jesus Falls the Second Time
V. We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee.
R. Because by thy Holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world.
The pain of his wounds and the loss of blood increasing at every step of his way, again his strength fails him and Jesus falls to the ground a second time. Our pride has caused his fall, it is our insolent haughtiness which crushes him to the earth.
O Jesus! falling again under the
burden of our sins, and of thy sufferings for our sins, how often
have we grieved thee by our repeated falls into sin! Oh, may
we rather die than offend thee again!
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.
For His People's sins rejected,
She her Jesus unprotected
Saw with thorns, with scourges rent.
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?