THE WAY OF THE CROSS
V: We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You
R: Because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.
V: Consider the second fall of Jesus under the cross—a fall which renews the pain of all the wounds of the head and members of our afflicted Lord.
All: My most gentle Jesus, how many times Thou hast pardoned me, and how many times have I fallen again, and begun again to offend Thee! Oh, by the merits of this new fall, give me the necessary helps to persevere in Thy grace until death. Grant that in all temptations which assail me I may always commend myself to Thee.
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:
All: Sing or Say:
Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled
She beheld her tender Child
All with bloody scourges rent
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 …