O Thou whose eternal love for our weak and struggling race was most perfectly shown forth in the blessed life and death of Jesus Christ our Lord, enable me now so to meditate upon my Lord's passion that, having fellowship with Him in His sorrow, I may also learn the secret of His strength and peace.
they all forsook Him and fled:
My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?
We may not know, we cannot tell,
What pains He had to bear;
But we believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there.
Grant, O most gracious God, that I who now kneel before Thee may be embraced in the great company of those to whom life and salvation have come through the Cross of Christ. Let the redeeming power that has flowed from His sufferings through so many generations flow now into my soul. Here let me find forgiveness of sin. Here let me learn to share with Christ the burden of the suffering of the world. Amen.Modernize