Ave Maria! The above commentary on the Kyrie is part of a longer commentary on the entire Mass found in the margins of the above-referenced missal, which I use each morning at the Traditional Latin Mass celebrated in my parish. When Father begins the Kyrie, all of us who are present have already acknowledged our sins in the Confiteor and happily turn from them to Him who is "compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and rich in mercy" (Psalm 103:8). Even as we cry to the Lord "out of the depths" (Psalm 130:1), He calls out to us, "Come up higher, my friend!" (Luke 14:10).
"Then my soul shall rejoice in the Lord,
exulting in his deliverance.
All my bones shall say,
"O Lord, who is like thee,
thou who deliverest the weak
from him who is too strong for him,
the weak and the needy
from him who despoils him?"