1 I raise my eyes to fix my gaze on You, for Your throne resides in the heavens. 2 Just as the eyes of servants closely watch the hand of their masters, Just as a maid carefully observes the slightest gesture of her mistress, In the same way we look to You, Eternal One, waiting for our God to pour out His mercy upon us.
3 O Eternal One, show us Your mercy. We beg You. We are not strangers to contempt and pain. 4 We have suffered more than our share of ridicule and contempt from self-appointed critics who live easy lives and pompously display their own importance.
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