We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You. Because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world.
I slept, but with my heart awake
To hear His footsteps passing by;
His hair was damp with blood and sweat.
He had no looks to draw the eye,
Flayed bare and crowned with thorns and yet
I loved. He fell, and rose to die;
My spirit languished for His sake.
“My love, My sister, come to Me”
His anguish called me, and I came
My veil God-stained for all to see.
O women of Jerusalem
Who walk with us to Calvary
Swear now by all that bears His name
You will not part my love from me.