Ad te levavi. A prayer in affliction, with confidence in God. A gradual canticle.
1 To thee have I lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven.
Canticum graduum. Ad te levavi oculos meos, qui habitas in caelis.
2 Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters, As the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress: so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us.
Ecce sicut oculi servorum in manibus dominorum suorum; sicut oculi ancillae in manibus dominae suae : ita oculi nostri ad Dominum Deum nostrum, donec misereatur nostri.
3 Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for we are greatly filled with contempt.
Miserere nostri, Domine, miserere nostri, quia multum repleti sumus despectione;
4 For our soul is greatly filled: we are a reproach to the rich, and contempt to the proud.
quia multum repleta est anima nostra opprobrium abundantibus, et despectio superbis.