Litany for a Happy Death

Lord, have mercy on us.
    Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.  Christ, hear us.
    Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
    Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
    Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
    Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
    Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,   Pray for us.
All ye holy angels and archangels,   Pray for us.
Holy Abraham, etc.
Saint John the Baptist,
Saint Joseph,
All ye holy patriarchs and prophets,
Saint Peter,
Saint Paul,
Saint Andrew,
Saint John,
Saint Jude,
All ye holy apostles and evangelists,
All ye holy disciples of Our Lord,
All ye holy innocents,
Saint Stephen,
Saint Lawrence,
All ye holy martyrs,
Saint Sylvester,
Saint Gregory,
Saint Augustine,
Saint Basil,
Saint Ambrose,
Saint Francis de Sales,
Saint Vincent de Paul,
Saint Aloysius,
Saint Stanislaus,
All ye holy bishops and confessors,
Saint Benedict,
Saint Dominic,
Saint Francis of Assisi,
Saint Ignatius,
Saint Philip Neri,
Saint Camillus de Lellis,
Saint John of God,
All ye holy monks, hermits, and founders of religious orders,
Saint Mary Magdalen,
Saint Lucy,
Saint Scholastica,
Saint Teresa,
Saint Catherine,
Saint Clare,
Saint Ursula,
Saint Angela Merici,
Saint Jane Frances de Chantal,
Saint Barbara,
All ye holy virgins and widows,

All ye saints of God, intercede for us.

Be merciful unto us, Spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful unto us, Hear us, O Lord.

From Thy anger, O Lord, deliver us.
From the peril of death, O Lord, deliver us.
From an evil death, etc.
From the pains of Hell,
From all evil,
From the power of the devil, By Thy Nativity,
By Thy Cross and Passion,
By Thy death and burial,
By Thy glorious Resurrection,
By the grace of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter,
In the Day of Judgment,

We sinners beseech Thee, hear us.

That Thou wouldst spare us,
    we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to bring us unto true repentance,
    we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed,
    we beseech Thee, hear us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, forgive us our sins;
    Grant that we may die in Thy love and Thy grace.  
Lamb of God, by Thy Precious Blood,
    We beseech Thee to hear us and to lead us to life everlasting.

Lord, have mercy on us.
 Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Let Us Pray

        We beseech Thy clemency, O Lord, that Thou wouldst vouchsafe so to strengthen Thy servants in Thy grace that, at the hour of death, the enemy may not prevail over us, and that we may deserve to pass with Thy angels into everlasting life.  R. Amen.

        O Jesus, Who during Thy prayer to the Father in the garden wert so filled with sorrow and anguish that there came forth from Thee a bloody sweat; have mercy on us.

        Have mercy on us, O Lord; have mercy on us.

     O Jesus, Who wast betrayed by the kiss of a traitor into the hands of the wicked, seized and bound like a thief, and forsaken by Thy disciples;
have mercy on us.

        Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

        O Jesus, Who by the unjust council of the Jews wast sentenced to death, led like a malefactor before Pilate, scorned and derided by impious Herod; have mercy on us.

        Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

        O Jesus, Who wast stripped of Thy garments and most cruelly scourged at the pillar; have mercy on us.

        Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

        O Jesus, Who wast crowned with thorns, buffeted, struck with a reed, blindfolded, clothed with a purple garment, in many ways derided, and overwhelmed with reproaches; have mercy on us.

        Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

        O Jesus, Who wast less esteemed than the murderer Barabbas, rejected by the Jews, and unjustly condemned to the death of the cross; have mercy on us.

        Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

        O Jesus, Who wast loaded with a cross, and led to the place of execution as a lamb to the slaughter; have mercy on us.

        Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

     O Jesus, Who wast numbered among thieves, blasphemed and derided, made to drink of gall and vinegar, and crucified in dreadful torment from the sixth to the ninth hour; have mercy on us.

    Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

        O Jesus, Who didst expire on the Cross, Who wast pierced with a lance in the presence of Thy holy Mother, and from whose side poured forth Blood and water; have mercy on us.

        Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

        O Jesus, Who wast taken down from the Cross, and bathed in the tears of Thy most sorrowing Virgin Mother; have mercy on us.

     Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

         O Jesus, Who wast covered with bruises, marked with the Five Wounds, embalmed with spices, and laid in the sepulcher; have mercy on us.

        Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

V.    He has truly borne our sorrows,
R.    And He has carried our griefs.

Let Us Pray

        O God, Who for the redemption of the world deigned to be born, to be circumcised, to be rejected by the Jews, and betrayed by Judas with a kiss; to be bound with fetters, and led like an innocent lamb to the slaughter; to be ignominiously brought before Annas, Caiphas, Pilate, and Herod; to be accused by false witnesses, to be scourged, buffeted, and reviled; to be spat upon, to be crowned with thorns, and struck with a reed; to be blindfolded, to be stripped of Thy garments, to be nailed to a cross and raised thereon; to be numbered among thieves, to be made to drink of gall and vinegar, and to be pierced with a lance: By these Thy most holy sufferings, O Lord, which we Thy servants commemorate, and by Thy most holy Cross and death, deliver us from the pains of Hell, and conduct us, as Thou didst conduct the penitent thief, into Thy paradise, Thou Who livest and reignest, world without end.  R. Amen.