Ad te levavi. A prayer in affliction, with confidence in God. A gradual canticle.
 To thee have I lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven.
Canticum graduum. Ad te levavi oculos meos, qui habitas in caelis.
 Behold as the eyes of the 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.
 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;
 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.