The Hound of Heaven

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The Hound of Heaven is the masterpiece of the English poet, Francis Thompson (1859-1907). It is a poem of soaring cadences that carry the reader into a mystical realm where the human spirit comes into direct contact with divine revelation.

Hailed by evangelical literary critic Gene Edward Veith as "one of the greatest Christian poems, " this enduring classic tells the story of a rich young man addicted to opium in Victorian England, who is saved by God--as ...

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Overview

The Hound of Heaven is the masterpiece of the English poet, Francis Thompson (1859-1907). It is a poem of soaring cadences that carry the reader into a mystical realm where the human spirit comes into direct contact with divine revelation.

Hailed by evangelical literary critic Gene Edward Veith as "one of the greatest Christian poems, " this enduring classic tells the story of a rich young man addicted to opium in Victorian England, who is saved by God--as represented by the Hound of Heaven tracking him down. Illustrations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781484857380
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Pages: 130
  • Sales rank: 456,593
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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Internationally acclaimed poet with deep religious roots.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2000

    A monument of a poem

    The Hound of Heaven is the single most brilliant poem I've ever read. The rhythm to the poem is sometimes-let's face it-rather fun to read aloud. The rhymes and meanings beneath them are remarkable. The ability to condense an entire emotion into 5 words or less sometimes, is a skill lost on many modern poets. Many people say this is a Catholic poem. Yet, even as a Catholic myself, I found no Catholic references anywhere in the entire poem. It is merely about a sinner in a flight from God, something every human can relate to. His flight into illicit affairs, oddly one of the most elegant parts of the poem is my favorite: 'I pleaded, outlaw-wise By many hearted casement trellised red For though I knew the love of Him that followed Yet was I sore adread, lest having him I must have nought besides.'

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