tr., John Brownlie
ten achranton eikona sou proskunoumen
To Thy blest Cross, O Christ, we come,
And falling down adore Thee,
And humbly make confession full
Of all our sins before Thee.
For Thou Thyself art very God,
And freely cam'st to save us;
And in our flesh the fetters broke
With which our sins enslave us.
Therefore we own with grateful hearts
The joy the Saviour brought us,
Who came to earth, and in our sins
With love and pity sought us.