The Women of Jerusalem Mourn for Our Lord
V. We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee.
R. Because by thy Holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world.
At the sight of the sufferings of Jesus, some holy women in the crowd were so touched with sympathy that they openly bewailed and lamented him. Jesus, knowing the things that were to come to pass, said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children."
O Lord Jesus, we mourn all will mourn
both for thee and for ourselves, for thy sufferings and for our
sins which caused them. Oh, teach us so to mourn that we may
be comforted, and escape those judgments prepared for all who
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.
Saw her Son from judgment taken,
Her beloved in death forsaken,
Till His Spirit forth He sent.
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?