Evening Exercises for Everyday in the Year
William Jay’s devotional writings have, for centuries, been considered second only to those of Spurgeon. Born in England in 1769, Jay pastored the same church for 50 years. He once wrote: “May you ever repair to His temple, humbly believing that you shall be satisfied with the goodness of God’s house, and made to drink of the water of life. And then you shall soon see God in the sanctuary above! Oh, what a sight will that be! How satisfying! How beautifying!”
A beautiful purple cloth volume, with bright copper lettering on front cover and spine.
About the Author
William Jay (16 June 1789 – 14 October 1858) was an American reformer, jurist, and the son of Founding Father and first U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay (1745–1829).
Born in New York City, Jay completed his education at Yale University in 1808. He took up the cause of various societal reforms and identified himself especially with the temperance, antislavery, and antiwar movements. He was one of the founders of the American Bible Society in 1816. Then, he entered the role of Judge of common pleas in New York from 1818 to 1820.
An enthusiastic member of the American Antislavery Society, whose constitution he drafted. His calm, logical, and judicial writings exerted for many years a powerful influence. From 1835 to 1837 he was the society’s corresponding foreign secretary.
Jay was married and he and his wife raised a family of eight children.