Have Mercy, O gentle Jesus!
on the Souls detained in Purgatory.
Thou Who for their ransom didst take upon Thyself
our human nature and suffer the most cruel death,
pity their sighs and the tears shed
when they raise their longing eyes toward Thee;
and by virtue of Thy Passion,
cancel the penalty due to their sins.
May Thy Blood, O tender Jesus,
Thy Precious Blood, descend into Purgatory
to solace and refresh those who there languish in captivity.
Reach forth Thy hand to them,
and lead them into the realms of refreshment,
light and peace.