1 A song of degrees. I lift vp mine eyes to thee, that dwellest in the heauens.
2 Behold, as the eyes ofHe compares the condition of the godly, to servants who are destitute of all help, assuring that when all other help fails, God is always at hand and like himself.servants [look] unto the hand of their masters, [and] as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes [wait] upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.
3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we areHe declares that when the faithful are so full that they cannot endure the oppression and scorning of the wicked any more, there is always help above, if with hungry desires they call for it.exceedingly filled with contempt.
4 Our soule is filled too full of ye mocking of the wealthy, & of the despitefulnes of the proude.