Little Office of The Passion/Tierce
P. Incline unto mine aid, O God.
F. O Lord, make haste to help me.
P. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.
F. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen. Praise be to thee, O Lord, King of eternal glory.
Thou who at this third hour wast led
For guilty man thy Blood to shed,
Bearing the cross they laid on thee,
The weight of this world's misery.
O fill our hearts with love, and bless
Our life with fruits of holiness,
Until, when strife is o'er, we stand
Before thee in the heavenly land.
To Christ, the Lord of Majesty,
Betrayed and sold to set us free,
Who suffered on the cruel tree,
Be praise and honor endlessly. Amen.
P. The Lord was led as a sheep to the slaughter and he opened not his mouth.
Hear, O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to thee: * deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy.
Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant, * from the multitude of the workers of iniquity.
For they have whetted their tongues like a sword: * they have bent their bow a bitter thing, to shoot in secret the undefiled.
They will shoot at him on a sudden, and will not fear: * they are resolute in wickedness.
They have talked of hiding snares: * they have said: Who shall see them?
They have searched after iniquities: * they have failed in their search.
Man shall come to a deep heart: * and God shall be exalted.
The arrows of children are their wounds: * and their tongues against them are made weak.
All that saw them were troubled: * and every man was afraid.
And they declared the works of God: * and understood his doings.
The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in him: * and all the upright in heart shall be praised.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.
P. The Lord was led as a sheep to the slaughter and opened not his mouth.
(I Peter II, 21, 22)
P. Christ suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps, who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.
F. Thanks be to God.
P. He was offered because it was his own will.
F. And he himself bore our iniquities.
P. Lord, have mercy on us.
F. Christ, have mercy on us.
P. Lord, have mercy on us.
LET US PRAY
P. O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who at the third hour of the day, wast led forth to the torment of the cross for the salvation of the whole world: we humbly beseech thee, that by the power of thy most holy Passion, thou mayest blot out all our sins and bring us in thy mercy to the glory of thine everlasting bliss. Who livest and reignest world without end.