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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111022

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