O Lord Jesus Christ, I adore you hanging on the cross,
bearing the thorny crown on your head;
I ask you that your cross might free me from the avenging angel.
O Lord Jesus Christ, I adore you wounded on the cross,
given gall and vinegar to drink;
I ask that your wounds might be the healing of my soul.
O Lord Jesus Christ, I adore you placed in the tomb,
and with the spices at rest;
I ask that your death be the life of my soul.
An Italian prayer from the 13th century