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Prince of Wales recites God's Grandeur for Easter

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The Prince of Wales has recorded the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem, God’s Grandeur, to show support for Christians around the world at Easter. Easter is the most important festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion.

Video Transcript

CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES: 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 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 of the black West went, oh, morning at the brown brink eastwood springs because the Holy Ghost over the bent world broods with warm breasts and with bright wings.