Down the Vía 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 Vía 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. Más la gente se acercaba, Para ver al que llevaba aquella cruz. Por la Vía Dolorosa, que es la via del dolor Como oveja vino Cristo, Rey y 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 through the heart of Jerusalem. Down the Vía 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 Vía Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Via Dolorosa, The way of Suffering
Probably my very favorite song for the Resurrection season is Via Dolorosa. This song tells the story of someone watching as Christ was going down the streets of Jerusalem to Calvary. Half of the song is in spanish, but the meaning is still the same. I cry every time I hear it or sing it. May your Ressurection weekend be beautiful and you find time to celebrate!