V: We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You
R: Because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.
V: Consider that, our Lord having expired, two of His disciples, Joseph and Nicodemus, took Him down from the cross, and placed Him in the arms of His afflicted Mother, who received Him with unutterable tenderness, and pressed Him to her bosom.
All: O Mother of Sorrow, for the love of this Son, accept me for thy servant and pray to Him for me. And Thou, my Redeemer, since Thou hast died for me, permit me to love Thee; for I wish but Thee, my Jesus.
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 will.
Hymn Stabat Mater Stanza:
All: Sing or Say:
Let me mingle tears with thee
Mourning Him Who mourned for me
All the days that I may live
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.