Charged with the Grandeur of God.

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;

    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil

Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?

Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;

    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;

    And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil

Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.
And for all this, nature is never spent;

    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;

And though the last lights off the black West went

    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —

Because the Holy Ghost over the bent

    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

—Gerard Hopkins



David had a love relationship with that that makes our pale in comparison. How did he get so close to God? Why should we want that same relationship? Psalm 63 gives us a picture of what it looks like to love God completely and shows us how to do it too. Download the sermon notes here:

Psalm 63