Lord Jesus Christ,
I thank Thee for loving me so completely.
Thou didst embrace the Cross so willingly,
Thou didst hang there so patiently,
Thou didst suffere so painfully,
and for me, a sinner,
Thou didst die and rise again on the third day.
Now, Lord, I commend myself to Thy love,
to the power of Thy Passion,
to the depths of Thy endless mercy.
in Thy measureless pity,
keep alive in me the memory
of Thy Holy Wounds and bitter death.
defend me in all danger,
and keep me so that
I may stand before Thee in joy.
Protect my soul, Lord Jesus Christ,
which Thou hast bought with Thy Precious Blood.
O Cross of Christ, Immortal Tree
O Cross of Christ, immortal tree On which our Savior died,
The world is sheltered by your arms That bore the Crucified.
From bitter death and barren wood the tree of life is made;
Its branches bear unfailing fruit And leaves that never fade.
Give glory to the risen Christ And to his Cross give praise,
The sign of God’s unfailing love, The hope of all our days.