1868–1946

Introduction

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Born: No­vem­ber 28, 1868, New­ry, Ire­land.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 1, 1946, John­son Ci­ty, New York.

Buried: Flo­ral Park Ce­me­te­ry, John­son Ci­ty, New York.

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Biography

Clements’ fa­mi­ly em­i­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca in 1870, sett­ling in Li­ber­ty, New York.

He came to Christ in 1886 at ser­vic­es held by Dwight L. Moo­dy at the First Bap­tist Church on Che­nan­go Street, Bing­ham­ton, New York.

Moo­dy’s song lead­er, Dan­i­el Tow­ner, wrote the mu­sic for Cle­ments’ first hymn, Man the Life-Boat. Cle­ments went on to write more than 5,000 hymns, and be­came the first pre­si­dent of the Prac­ti­cal Bi­ble Train­ing School (now Da­vis Coll­ege) in Les­ter­shire (now John­son Ci­ty), New York, a po­si­tion he held 17 years.

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