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Franciscan Devotions - Short Stations of the Cross

crucifixion

1 STATIONS.tif (671810 bytes) 1st STATION

Jesus is condemned to die.
God, through sin, I crucify.

2 STATION 2nd  STATION

Jesus bears the bitter cross.
Bear me up in grief and loss.

3 STATION 3rd STATION

Jesus falls in blood and woe.
Sins of mine have struck Him low.

4 STATION 4th STATION

Son and Mother meet in pain,
Must they grieve for me in vain?

5 STATION 5th STATION

Simon helps to bear the load.
Lead me, too, along the road.

6 STATION 6th STATION

On a cloth He prints His face.
In my soul Thy image trace.

7 STATION 7th STATION

Struck to earth again be me.
Help me rise to follow Thee.

8 STATION 8th STATION

" Weep for sins, " He tells them.
Jesus, make my grief sincere.

9 STATION 9th STATION

Thrice He falls, by lashes torn.
In Thy blood I rise, reborn.

10 STATION 10th STATION

Stripping Christ, they tear His skin.
Help me tear my flesh from sin.

11 STATION 11th STATION

In His hands, they drive the nail.
In Thy hands, I cannot fail.

12 STATION 12th STATION

Jesus dies, His all to give.
By Thy death, teach me to live.

13 STATION 13th STATION

Mary, as you take your Son,
Take me, too, when life is done.

14 STATION

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14th STATION

Buried with Christ who died for me,
May I rest at last in Thee.

 ( Unknown Author )