Jesus, poor and abject, have mercy on us.
Jesus, unknown and despised, ~
Jesus, hated, ccalumniated, and persecuted, ~
Jesus, forsaken by men and tempted by the devil, ~
Jesus, betrayed and sold for a vile sum, ~
Jesus, blamed, accused, and condemned unjustly, ~
Jesus, clothed in a garb of disgrace and shame, ~
Jesus, buffeted and mocked, ~
Jesus, dragged with a cord around thy neck, ~
Jesus, scourged even to blood, ~
Jesus, to whom Barabbas was preferred, ~
Jesus, covered with infamy, ~
Jesus, crowned with thorns and mockingly saluted, ~
Jesus, loaded with the cross, our sins, and the maledictions of the people, ~
Jesus, sorrowful even unto death, ~
Jesus, overwhelmed with insults, sorrows, and humiliations, ~
Jesus, insulted, spat upon, beaten, outraged, and treated as a fool, ~
Jesus, suspended on the infamous wood of the cross between thieves, ~
Jesus, dishonoured before men, ~
Let us pray.
O good Jesus, Who hast suffered for the love of us an infinity of insults, and such humiliations as we cannot comprehend, imprint deeply in our hearts an esteem and love for them, and make us desire to practise them. Amen.
– St Anthony’s Treasury, Laverty & Sons, Leeds, 1916