Today, O good Jesus,
you did not hide your face from shame and spitting for us.
Today, Jesus our Redeemer,
you were mocked,
mocked by unbelievers,
and crowned with thorns for us.
Today, good Shepherd,
you laid down your life on the cross for the sheep,
and you were crucified with robbers,
and had your sacred hands nailed through.
Today you were laid in the guarded tomb,
and the saints burst open their tombs.
Today, good Jesus,
you put an end to our sins,
that on the day of your resurrection
we may joyfully receive your holy body,
and be refreshed with your sacred blood.
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