O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto your holy hill, and to your tabernacles.
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Augustine of Hippo
4. But in order that she may do this, hear what she says, what she supplicates, what she prays for. Pray thou for what thou hearest; pray for it when thou hearest it; let these words be the voice of us all: "O send out Thy Light and Thy Truth. They have led me, and brought me on unto Thy holy hill, and into Thy Tabernacles" (ver. 3). For that very "Light" and "Truth" are indeed two in name; the reality expressed is but One. For what else is the "Light" of God, except the "Truth" of God? Or what else is the "Truth" of God, except the "Light" of God? And the one Person of Christ is both of these. "I am the Light of the world: he that believeth on Me, shall not walk in darkness." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life." He is Himself "the Light:" He is Himself "the Truth." Let Him come then and rescue us, and "separate at once our cause from the ungodly nation; let Him deliver us from the deceitful and unjust man," let him separate the wheat from the tares, for at the time of harvest He w...
Light, your Messias, as the Jews confess, (Jar chi) truth, the holy Spirit. (St. Chrysostom)
Both the titles may be applied to our Saviour. (Berthier) (St. Jerome)
We are in the utmost distress; be pleased to send us relief. (Calmet)
As thou hast sent Christ into the world to impart these graces, grant that we may know, and comply with our duties, before we approach to thy holy altar.
Holy hill, the Church, (Worthington) or tabernacle on Sion, where the Jews wished to be present. (Calmet)