My soul clings unto the dust: revive me according to your word.
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Augustine of Hippo
25. "My soul cleaveth to the pavement: O quicken Thou me according to Thy word" (ver. 25). What meaneth, "My soul cleaveth to the pavement, O quicken Thou me according to Thy word"? ...If we look upon the whole world as one great house, we see that the heavens represent its vaulting, the earth therefore will be its pavement. He wisheth therefore to be rescued from earthly things, and to say with the Apostle, "Our conversation' is in heaven." To cling therefore to earthly things is the soul's death; the contrary of which evil, life is prayed for, when he saith, "O quicken Thou me."
26. ...The body itself also, because it is of the earth, is reasonably understood by the word pavement; since, because it is still corruptible and weigheth down the soul, we justly groan while in it, and say unto God, "O quicken Thou me." For we shall not be without our bodies when we shall be for evermore with the Lord; but then because they will not be corruptible, nor will they weigh down our souls, if ...
Pavement. Hebrew, "dust "(Berthier) weighed down by concupiscence, (St. Augustine) and infected by the union with the body. (St. Ambrose)
The just, in great distress, beg to be delivered, conformably to God's promise. (Worthington) (Wisdom ix. 15., and Romans vii. 24.)