ARISE, why sleepest Thou, O Lord? arise, and cast us not off to the end. Why turnest Thou Thy face away, and forgettest our trouble? our belly hath cleaved to the earth: arise, O Lord, help us and deliver us. Ps. We have heard, O God, with our ears: our fathers have declared to us. V. Glory be to the Father.
Verse 23 Sleepest thou, seeming not to attend to our sufferings. (Menochius) — End, shall we never be restored to favour? (Calmet)
Verse 25 Dust. We are at death’s door, being oppressed with grief, as long as thou dost not assist us. (Worthington) — We petition in the most fervent (Haydock) and humble posture, Isaias xlix. 23., and Micheas vii. 17. (Calmet)