One of Bonar’s most cherished writings, The Night of Weeping engages the biblical view of suffering and explains how it is an essential aspect of belonging to God.
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- Discusses the sorrows of the family of God
- Examines family discipline
- Explores the eternal results
Praise for the Print Edition
We know not whether it is possible, without being deeply tried, sorely afflicted, laid under a heavy and a steady rod, to enter into the depths of the consolation contained in this most precious and blessed little book. The author seems to have a special mission to speak to the heart of the rebuked and chastened one; and how sweetly, how solemnly, how tenderly, how scripturally he has executed his task let them bear witness who receive the message. . . . We cannot express what we feel concerning it; but this testimony may go further than a common-place eulogium.
—The Christian Lady’s Magazine
- Title: The Night of Weeping
- Author: Horatius Bonar
- Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
- Publication Date: 1852
- Pages: 180
About Horatius Bonar
Horatius Bonar was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a family with a long history of ministry in the Church of Scotland. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1838 (where he studied under Dr. Thomas Chalmers), Bonar was ordained and became pastor of the North Parish, Kelso, where he remained for 28 years. He joined the Free Church of Scotland after “the Great Disruption” of 1843, and in 1853 he earned a doctor of divinity degree from the University of Aberdeen. In 1867, he took over ministry duties at Chalmers Memorial Church in Edinburgh, and in 1883 he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. A prolific author, he wrote and edited numerous books, biographies, articles, poems, tracts, and over 600 hymns. Horatius Bonar died on May 31, 1889.