1 A Song of Ascents.To you I do lift up my eyes,you who sit in the heavens.

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress;so our eyes look to the Lord, our God,until he has mercy on us.

3 Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us,for we have endured much contempt.

4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scoffing of those who are at ease,with the contempt of the proud.