The Morning of Joy – by Horatius Bonar (free audiobook)


The Morning of Joy

Horatius Bonar (1808 – 1889)

I have been asked, once and again, to follow up “The Night of Weeping ” with “The Morning of Joy,” the words of David, in the 30th Psalm, having suggested the addition. After much thought and some hesitation I have done so. The former work was meant to be complete in itself, presenting not merely the night-side of tribulation, but bringing out also, though less prominently, some of its day-hues. As, however, it has been thought incomplete, having in it so much more of night than of clay; an endeavour has been made to complete it by drawing forward the eye to the scenes of morning, so soon to open upon us, in all their breadth and beauty. In this way we are led to forget the things that are behind, and to reach forward to those before, pressing towards the mark for the prize of our high calling. And the fuller, the truer, the more frequent our anticipations of promised glory are, the deeper and the richer will our consolations be. – Summary by Preface

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Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface InTheDesert 00:06:38
Play 01 The Anticipations InTheDesert 00:09:17
Play 02 The Night-Watch InTheDesert 00:20:30
Play 03 The Earnests of the Morning InTheDesert 00:16:09
Play 04 The Use of the Earnests InTheDesert 00:09:42
Play 05 The Morning-Star InTheDesert 00:14:34
Play 06 The Morning InTheDesert 00:18:16
Play 07 The Victory Over Death InTheDesert 00:13:27
Play 08 The Reunion InTheDesert 00:17:22
Play 09 The Presence of the Lord InTheDesert 00:22:20
Play 10 The Kingdom InTheDesert 00:19:46
Play 11 The Grace InTheDesert 00:17:39
Play 12 The Glory InTheDesert 00:30:08