December 09, 2002 Copyright © by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
- A song of ascents. 1 To you I raise my eyes, to you enthroned in heaven.
- Yes, like the eyes of a servant on the hand of his master, Like the eyes of a maid on the hand of her mistress, So our eyes are on the LORD our God, till we are shown favor.
- Show us favor, LORD, show us favor, for we have our fill of contempt.
- We have our fill of insult from the insolent, of disdain from the arrogant.
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1 [Psalm 123] A lament that begins as a prayer of an individual (Psalm 123:1), who expresses by a touching comparison exemplary confidence in God (Psalm 123:2). The psalm ends in prayer that God relieve the people's humiliation at the hands of the arrogant (Psalm 123:3-4).
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