The first verse is similar to the opening of Psalm 121. The Psalmist’s eyes are fixed upon the true source of power and government, rather than on the powers of evil that pervaded society.
There is a lovely description of the gaze of the believer to his Lord, which depicts a look of the intensity of dependence, submission, loyalty and devotion. This is also portrayed under the similitude respecting the service of a servant to his master, or a maid to her mistress. The eyes watch the hands of both, so that any gesture of a command is observed quickly and enacted punctually. This conveys the devoted recognising of the authority they were under.
Such should be our rapt attention and service, knowing that a sovereign Hand protects His servants, and will act against their enemies.
1 O thou that dwellest in the heav'ns,