To you I lift up my eyes :
you who are enthroned in the heavens.
As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master :
or as the eyes of a maid toward the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes look to the Lord our God :
until he show us his mercy.
Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us :
for we have had our fill of derision.
Our souls overflow with the mockery of those at ease :
and with the contempt of the proud.