John R. Clements
John Ralston Clements (28 November 1868 - (1 or 9) January 1946) was born in Newry, Ireland, on 28 November 1868. He immigrated young to America and grew up in the village of Liberty, NY, but, moved to Broome County, NY, in the mid-1880s. He was baptised by Evangelist Dwight L. Moody while Clements was in Binghamton, New York, in 1886.
Clements became the first president of Davis College, which was then called "Practical Bible College," a training school for Baptist evangelists. He led the school from the time of its conception, in a simple classroom on 47 Harrison Street, until 1914, when the Bible-training school and evangelistic academy had found permanent residence in Johnson City, NY.
Clements has written supposedly over 5,000 hymns, most of which were founded on soul redemption inside the love of God. As an example of this, the refrain from one of his hymns: "Weary soul, cease thy repining. Burdened one, God's ways are right. Every cloud has silver lining. God can give you songs by night."
Birth and Death Data: Born 1868
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1929
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-20117||10-in.||6/14/1917||The crown of thorns||Mrs. William Asher ; Homer A. Rodeheaver||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-25994||10-in.||2/9/1922||No night there||Elsie Baker||Female vocal solo, with harp and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-35801||10-in.||7/7/1926||No night there||Marion Talley||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|OKeh||W403137||10-in.||10/15/1929||No night there||Virginia Male Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with piano||lyricist|
|Brunswick||11244-11246||10-in.||9/11/1923||No night there||Winifred Lugrin-Fahey||Female vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||13024-13026||10-in.||4/29/1924||No night there||Elizabeth Lennox||Female vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E18060-E18062||10-in.||2/23/1926||Lord, is it I?||Maskat Shrine Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with piano||lyricist|
|Edison||7242||10-in.||3/24/1920||No night there||Anna Case||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||7393||10-in.||6/9/1920||No night there||Helen Newitt||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||8152||10-in.||8/1/1921||No night there||Robert C. Dyrenforth ; Robert Gayler||Baritone vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clements, John R.," accessed September 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111022.
Clements, John R.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111022.
"Clements, John R.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 September 2020.
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