12. Jesus Dies on His Cross

THE WAY OF THE CROSS

STATION XII

Cross-VioletGenuflect:
Station_12aV: We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You
R: Because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.

Stand:
V: Consider how thy Jesus, after three hours of agony on the cross, consumed at length with anguish, abandons Himself to the weight of His body, bows His head, and dies.

Kneel:
All: O my dying Jesus, I kiss devoutly the cross on which Thou didst die for love of me. I have merited by my sins to die a miserable death, but Thy death is my hope. Ah, by the merits of Thy death, give me grace to die, embracing Thy feet and burning with love of Thee. I commit my soul into Thy hands.

I love Thee, my beloved Jesus; I love Thee more than myself, I repent with my whole heart of ever having offended Thee. Never permit me to separate myself from Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Hymn Stabat Mater Stanza:

Cross-VioletAll: Sing or Say:
Let me share with thee His pain
Who for all our sins was slain
Who for me in torments died

Holy Mother! pierce me through
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Saviour crucified

… V: Have Mercy on Us, O Lord. R: Have Mercy on Us …