The Seventh Station: Jesus falls a second time
We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee. Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to our own way; and teh Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth. For the transgression of my people was he stricken.
Almighty and everlaiving God who in thy tender love for mankind didst send thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of this great humility: Mercifully grant that we who walk in the way of his suffering, may also share in his resurrection; who liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. Amen.
Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us.
O how deep her lamentation,
Far beyond our contemplation,
As the darkness hid the Sun!
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