Seven Sorrows – Real Life Rosary

Seven Sorrows

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Friday September 15th – Our Lady of Sorrows
Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

John 19:25-27

The Prophecy of Simeon
The Mother stands with infant child
and in her mind thoughts run wild
a prophecy he dared to say
the first sword to pierce the day

The Flight into Egypt
Leave house and home and all you see
into the desert three must flee
death a king does cast your way
the second sword to pierce the day

The Loss of the boy Jesus in the Temple
The fear of loss does pierce thy heart
you know not if the child did start
nor if he stayed or pulled away
the third sword to pierce the day

Meeting Jesus on the Way of the Cross
The eyes of Him now meets your own
as He walks that road alone
what can you do what can you say
the fourth sword to pierce the day

The Crucifixion of Jesus
Your flesh and blood your only child
pierced by a crowd gone wild
all have left, they’ve run away
the fifth sword to pierce the day

The taking down of Jesus from the Cross
Into your arms, His life is spent
His garments and his body rent
you had hoped for some other way
the sixth sword to pierce the day

The burial of Jesus
The ground receives him dank and dark
yet still within pierced heart a spark
with head bowed down you went away
the final sword to pierce the day

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