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Thompson, Francis - The Hound of Heaven 1

Identifier

000859

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The full version read by Richard Burton can be found on this LINK

 

A description of the experience

Francis Thompson – The Hound of Heaven

 I fled Him, down the nights and down the days;
I fled Him, down the arches of the years;
I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind, and in the mist of tears
I hid from Him, and under running laughter
Up vistaed hopes I sped;
And shot precipitated
Adown Titanic glooms of chasmed fears
From those strong Feet that followed, followed after
And with unhurrying chase,
And unperterbed pace
Deliberate speed, majestic instancy
They beat – and a Voice beat
More instant than the Feet –
‘All things betray thee, who betrayest me’

The source of the experience

Thompson, Francis

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Abyss
Higher spirit

Symbols

Abyss
Labyrinth
Maze

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

References