God's Grandeur Poem

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God’s Grandeur by Gerard Hopkins is an Italian sonnet describing God’s existence in this world. This particular poem consist of an octave, with patterns of rhymes in each sentence that describes what’s going on. The poem ends with a sestet. We begin where man has forgotten God, the one who is Creator, Lord, and King. The one who is provider, sustainer, and giver of life? God reigns and rules with authority. He is Omniscient and Omnipotent. Job 42:2 say’ He can do all things and nothing can restrain Him”. He is Omnipresent knows all and see’s all. God is everywhere you can’t hide from Him. Hopkins let you experience what he feels. God stepped out into space, orchestrated a master piece, this world. Giving it life. Every piece shaped, molded, …show more content…
Man has been in this predicament many times. ”Have trod, have trod” (Hopkins, 1995) means they have been here before in the past. Travel the same roads before, some lessons learned and some forgotten. Forgetting to pass it on to their children, and their children’s children. Not pleasing God, taking all and not appreciating what He has done. Mankind has become blinded to what’s going on in the world. Instead of it getting better, it is going to get worst. How can we stop what’s going on, shall we continue to do wrong and not correct it? Have we not learned from past experiences? Hopkins speaks of the smudge the stink, a spot, blot, dirt, stain we call sin. Man should feel the effects but he doesn’t. He continues on a downward slope of destruction, destroying the many plants and animals in his way. He is numb to the fact of what is …show more content…
It’s God’s creation and what He creates we cannot destroy. We can destroy the surface but not’s what’s underneath. That’s like man, you can destroy the outside but not what’s on the inside. Only God can destroy His handiwork. “And thou the last lights off the black West went” when the night falls it’s not the end, but only the beginning. Joy comes in the morning. “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed because his compassion fail not. They are new every morning great is thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23). Leaving it all to the Holy Spirit that knows the truth of the matter. “However when He, the Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak from Himself but whatever He shall hear, that shall He speak; and He will show you things to come”(John

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