The Hound of Heaven

Francis Thompson (1859-1907) was a homeless opium addict for years until he was rescued by Wilfred and Alice Meynell, the editor of a literary magazine. He wrote one of the more famous poems of the English language, “The Hound of Heaven.” It is an Augustinian picture of God’s pursuing grace. There is nowhere we can go to escape from God when He sets His sights on us; and all our runnings to created things are a running away from the only one who can satisfy us (cf. Jeremiah 2:9-10).

Ezra and the Farmer

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