Chased, followed, pursued, hunted, tracked, trailed, followed, shadowed – these are all words that express God’s unceasing action to seek us out and envelope us in His love.

Those who do not know Jesus are on a wild but steady chase.  Christ, who is the “Hound of All Heaven,” hunts them down.  He wants all to know the beauty and saving power of His deep love, and so He pursues until the one being chased can run no more.

Then the actual meaning of grace settles into the heart of the hunted, and he or she can resonate with the words of Francis Thompson’s marvelous poem “The Hound of Heaven.”  This piece is an attempt to musically portray the chase between the God of the universe and the beings He has made.

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