The Hound of Heaven is perhaps one of the more profound poems written on the topic of God’s pursuit of man. The original poem was written by Francis Thompson, a man who was prescribed opium for a sickness and ended up becoming addicted to it. Francis was a man who understood the depth of his depravity. In the hound of heaven, the main character is a hare being pursued by a hound. The poem ends on a startling note.
The poem appears to have been inspired by Martin Luther who, some 350 years earlier, referred to God as the Hound of Heaven. A description of the surety of God’s preserving those who are in Christ and the inability for the true believer to be lost to Death. God’s pursuit of man, Luther wrote, is relentless.
This is a modern adaptation . . . a retelling of Thompson’s original. The story of a young woman who pursues pleasure only to find herself irresistibly drawn to the very one she has been fleeing.
Watch, The Hound of Heaven: A Modern Adaptation
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