A Prayer for Mercy
1 Lord, I look up to you,
up to heaven, where you rule.
2As a servant depends on his master,
as a maid depends on her mistress,
so we will keep looking to you, O Lord our God,
until you have mercy on us.
3Be merciful to us, Lord, be merciful;
we have been treated with so much contempt.
4We have been mocked too long by the rich
and scorned by proud oppressors.