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VIA DOLOROSA

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Via Dolorosa

Down the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem that day
The soldiers tried to clear the narrow street
But the crowd pressed in to see
The man condemned to die on Calvary

He was bleeding from a beating, there were stripes upon His back
And He wore a crown of thorns upon His head
And He bore with every step
The scorn of those who cried out for His death

Down the Via Dolorosa called the way of suffering
Like a lamb came the Messiah, Christ the King
But He chose to walk that road out of
His love for you and me
Down the Via Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary

Por la Vía Dolorosa, triste día en Jerusalén
Los soldados le abrían paso a Jesús
Mas la gente se acercaba
Para ver al que llevaba aquella cruz

Por la Vía Dolorosa, que es la vía del dolor
Como oveja vino Cristo, rey, Señor
Y fue Él quien quiso ir, por su amor por ti y por mí
Por la Vía Dolorosa al Calvario y a morir

The blood that would cleanse the souls of all men
Made its way to the heart of Jerusalem

Down the Via Dolorosa called the way of suffering
Like a lamb came the Messiah, Christ the King
But He chose to walk that road out of His love for you and me
Down the Via Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary

Father God, thank You for loving us so very much that You sent Your One and Only Son to live amongst us, to die for us, to take the vileness, the sinfulness of us to that Cross. I am only one of many grateful children of Yours and I thank You for Your love that has never stopped flowing to me. Thank You for walking with me through this life. Thank You for raining Your grace and Your mercy upon me each and every day. And I thank You for loving me the way that I am. You created me and know what Your plans are for me, who I was created to be. Mold me and make me into just who You desire me to be. I am learning to consider it all joy as I face trials here on earth for I await the time to begin my eternal destiny, spending eternity with You. Thank You, Jesus, for loving me so much that You died on the Cross for me. I love You dearly, and pray in the beautiful and restorative Name of Jesus, my Christ. Amen.

Photo of Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem: Christian News Journal

“Via Dolorosa:” Video by Sandi Patty/YouTube; Songwriters: Borop Niles A Iii, Sprague Jr William (billy); For non-commercial use only. Data from: Musixmatch

Via Dolorosa signage in Jerusalem: BibleWalks.com

6 thoughts on “VIA DOLOROSA

  1. The words of the song have always been my favorite to ponder on Good Friday. Thank you, Linda for this lovely reflection. Easter blessings to you, dear friend!

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  2. This >> ” I am only one of many grateful children of Yours and I thank You for Your love that has never stopped flowing to me.” How very grateful to be one for which He came. May you have a blessed Easter, Linda!

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