1 To you I lift up my eyes, ♦︎
to you that are enthroned in the heavens.
2 As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, ♦︎
or the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
3 So our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, ♦︎
until he have mercy upon us.
4 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, ♦︎
for we have had more than enough of contempt.
5 Our soul has had more than enough of the scorn of the arrogant, ♦︎
and of the contempt of the proud.
1 If the Lord himself had not been on our side, ♦︎
now may Israel say;
2 If the Lord had not been on our side, ♦︎
when enemies rose up against us;
3 Then would they have swallowed us alive ♦︎
when their anger burned against us;
4 Then would the waters have overwhelmed us
and the torrent gone over our soul; ♦︎
over our soul would have swept the raging waters.
5 But blessed be the Lord ♦︎
who has not given us over to be a prey for their teeth.
6 Our soul has escaped
as a bird from the snare of the fowler; ♦︎
the snare is broken and we are delivered.
7 Our help is in the name of the Lord, ♦︎
who has made heaven and earth.