9. Jesus Falls a Third Time

THE WAY OF THE CROSS

STATION IX

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Station_9aV: We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You
R: Because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.

Stand:
V: Consider the third fall of Jesus Christ. His weakness was extreme, and the cruelty of His executioners excessive, who tried to hasten His steps when He had scarcely strength to move.

Kneel:
All: Ah, my outraged Jesus, by the merits of the weakness Thou didst suffer in going to Calvary, give me strength sufficient to conquer all human respect and all my wicked passions, which have led me to despise Thy friendship.

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:
Ah Mother, fountain of love
make me feel the force of the sorrow
so that I may mourn with you

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 …