Hymn from the Lamentations (Today is hung upon the Cross)
Today is hung upon the Cross, He who suspended the Earth amid the waters.
A crown of thorns crowns Him, Who is the King of Angels.
He Who wrapped the Heavens in clouds, is clothed with the purple of mockery.
He who freed Adam in the Jordan, is slapped in the face.
He was transfixed with nails, Who is the Bridegroom of the Church.
He was pierced with a spear, Who is the Son of the Virgin
We venerate Your Passion, O Christ. Show us also Your glorious Resurrection.