|First Line:||Jesus, light of joy, surround us|
|Title:||Jesus, Light of Joy|
|Author:||David Gambrell (2009)|
|Scripture:||Genesis 1:14-18; Psalm 18:28; Psalm 27:1; John 1:4-8; John 8:12; John 12:35-36|
|Topic:||Celebrating Time; Community in Christ; Evening2 more...|
|Copyright:||© 2011 David Gambrell (admin. Presbyterian Publishing Corp.)|
The images of light in this text are drawn from the ancient Christian vesper hymn Phos hilaron, which dates from at least the 3rd century. (For other versions, see nos. 671 and 672.) That rather brief original hymn is augmented here in the third stanza by language based on the Sanctus.