The Via Dolorosa

The Via Dolorosa (Latin for Way of Grief or Way of Suffering) is a street, in two parts, within the Old City of Jerusalem, held to be the path that Jesus walked, carrying his cross, on the way to his crucifixion. The current route has been established since the 18th century, replacing various earlier versions. It is today marked by nine Stations of the Cross; there have been fourteen stations since the late 15th century, with the remaining five stations being inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The route is a place of pilgrimage.
Down the Via Dolorosa
In Jerusalem that day
The soldiers tried to clear the narrow street
But the crowd pressed into 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

The blood that would cleanse
The souls of all men
Made its way through 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