Friday, April 6, 2012
Kretzmann's Litany for Good Friday (The Pilgrim)
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father in heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.
By Thy Suffering and Death
By the hurt of Judas' treachery
By the pain of Peter's denial
By the sweat of blood
By the agony of soul
By the robe of purple and the crown of thorn
By the bite of the whip and the lash of the scourge
By the Way of the Cross
By the nails and thirst By the blood that stained the Holy Rood
By the travail of Thy soul
By the riven vine and the trodden winepress
By Thy expiring cry
By Thy triumph in death
O dying Redeemer, hear us.
From hardness of heart and darkness of soul
From coldness of mind
From trampling Thy blood on the way of sin
From driving the nails again From crucifying Thee anew
From forgetfulness of Thy great sorrow
From the loneliness of life without Thee
From greed and ambition
From lust of the eye and the pride of life
From the burden of remembered sin
From the cunning of men
From the confusion of ignorance
From a jealous heart
From the last sin of unbelief
O living Redeemer, deliver us.
For the heart of man today, afraid
For the sick of body to ease their pain
For the sick of mind to lighten their gloom
For the sick of soul to bring them forgiveness
For them who weep alone
For Thy Life in every broken heart
For the soul that knows not Thee
For all who make known Thy way upon earth
For all who love Thy Holy Name
For all Thy Church in all the world
Thou King of Principalities and Powers, of Thrones and Dominions
Thou Lord of Cherubim and Seraphim, of angels and archangels
Thou Prince of Peace and Glory, of Kingdoms and Empires
O dying and living Redeemer, hear us.