MY PEOPLE, WHAT I HAVE DONE TO YOU…

MY PEOPLE, WHAT HAVE I DONE TO YOU? OR HOW HAVE I GRIEVED YOU? ANSWER ME!

Because I led you out of the land of Egypt,
 you have prepared a Cross for your Savior. 

Because I led you out through the desert forty years
and fed you with manna and brought you into a land of plenty,
you have prepared a Cross for your Savior.

What more should I have done for you and have not done?
 Indeed I planted you as my most beautiful chosen vine
and you have turned very bitter for me,
for in my thirst you gave me vinegar to drink
and with a lance you pierced your Savior’s side.

I scourged Egypt for your sake with its firstborn sons,
and you scourged me and handed me over.

I led you out from Egypt as Pharaoh lay sunk in the Red Sea,
and you handed me over to the chief priests.

I opened up the sea before you
and you opened my side with a lance.

I went before you in a pillar of cloud,
and you led me into Pilate’s palace.

I fed you with manna in the desert,
and on me you rained blows and lashes.

I gave you saving water from the rock to drink,
and for drink you gave me gall and vinegar.

I struck down for you the kings of the Canaanites,
and you struck my head with a reed.

I put in your hand a royal scepter,
and you put on my head a crown of thorns.

I exalted you with great power,
and you hung me on the scaffold of the Cross.

HOLY IS GOD
HOLY AND MIGHTY
HOLY AND IMMORTAL ONE, HAVE MERCY ON US!

Hymn “Popule meus” sung on Good Friday.
SCULPTURE BY ANNA REY

PHTO BY ANGEL PANTOJA

 

 

 

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