For with you is the fountain of life: in your light shall we see light.
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Augustine of Hippo
13. With what fountain then wilt thou be overflowed, and whence runneth such a torrent of His Pleasure? "For with Thee," saith he, "is the fountain of Life." What is the fountain of Life, but Christ? He came to thee in the flesh, that He might bedew thy thirsty lips: He will satisfy thee trusting, who bedewed thee thirsting. "For with Thee is the fountain of Life; in Thy Light shall we see light" (ver. 9). Here a fountain is one thing, light another: there not so. For that which is the Fountain, the same is also Light: and whatever thou wilt thou callest It, for It is not what thou callest It: for thou canst not find a fit name: for It remaineth not in one name. If thou shouldest say, that It is Light only, it would be said to thee, Then without cause am I told to hunger and thirst, for who is there that eateth light? It is said to me plainly, directly, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." If It is Light, my eyes must I prepare. Prepare also lips; for That which is ...
With thee, Lord, is the fountain of life, Jesus Christ.
See light, or the Holy Spirit. (St. Ambrose) (Theodoret)
We shall see thee, Father of light, in thy Son. (Origen, Prin. i. 1.) (Calmet)
The saints behold in the light of God all that they can desire to know; and of course they will not be unacquainted with our wants and petitions, though they have not the asses' ears of Calvin. (Haydock)
Light and life denote all happiness. (Calmet)
The psalmist might have a sublime idea of these pleasures. (Berthier)
But none will presently understand their excellence till they are put in possession of them. (Haydock)