0 Jesus! Creator of Heaven and earth
whom nothing can encompass or limit,
who enfolded and held all under Your loving power,
remember the very bitter pain You suffered
when the Jews nailed Your Sacred Hands and Feet
to the Cross by blow after blow with big blunt nails,
and not finding You in a pitiable enough state
to satisfy their rage, they enlarged Your wounds,
and added pain to pain, and with indescribable cruelty
stretched Your Body on the Cross, pulled You from all sides,
dislocating Your Limbs.
I beg of You, 0 Jesus, by the memory of this
most Loving suffering of the Cross, to grant me
the grace to fear You and to Love You.