THE SEVENTH STATION

JESUS FALLS

THE SECOND TIME

 

We adore you, O Christ,

and we bless you

Because by your holy cross

you have redeemed the world.

 

FROM SACRED SCRIPTURE

Psalm 31:9-10

Be gracious to me, O Lord,

for I am in distress;

my eye is wasted from grief,

my soul and body also. 

For my life is spent with sorrow,

and my years with sighing;

my strength fails

because of my misery,

and my bones waste away.

Let us contemplate Jesus

as he lies face down

on the ground

under the weight of the Cross

and silently recites 

the following words of Psalm 56.

Have mercy on me, O God,

for men trample upon me;

all day long foes oppress me;

my enemies trample upon me

all day long;

for many fight against me proudly.

When I am afraid,

I put my trust in you.

In God, whose word I praise,

in God I trust without a fear.

For you have delivered

my soul from death,

yes, my feet from falling,

that I may walk before God

in the light of life.

- Psalm 56: 1-3, 10-11, 13

HYMN

Holy Mother!

pierce me through,

in my heart each wound renew

of my Savior crucified.