Behold, as the eyes of the 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.
In the Bible lands a servant would stand in the background and watch for his master to signal him with his hands. The signal would be subtle and not obvious to the guests of the master. The servant would intently watch the hands of the master and wait for him to signal him. We are to lift up our eyes to God and wait upon Him. We watch and wait intently - continuously focused on God just as the servant looks to the hands of the master.