November 28, 1868, Newry, Ireland.

January 1, 1946, Johnson City, New York.

Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City, New York.


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 in Lestershire (now Johnson City), New York, a position he held 17 years. His works include:

  1. Afar from God Thy Feet Have Strayed
  2. After the Strain of Battle
  3. Angels Are Waiting to Note What You Do
  4. Anywhere the Spirit Leads Me
  5. Are You Doing Your Duty the Best You Can?
  6. Are You Serving Jesus with Your Might?
  7. Are You with Some Sorrow Burdened?
  8. As the Serpent Was by Moses Lifted
  9. As the Sun Went Down
  10. Away with Our Fears, the Glad Morning Appears
  11. Back to the Cold World I Will Not Go
  12. Be a Voice to Speak
  13. Be Not Afraid, Only Believe
  14. Bear the Tidings to My Mother
  15. Behold the Savior of Mankind
  16. Bells of Heaven Are Ringing Sweet, The
  17. Beyond Life’s Sea, Life’s Shoreless Sea
  18. Blades of Grass That Upward Start, The
  19. Blessed Message of Peace, That Is Ringing Today
  20. Bread That Bringeth Strength I Want to Give, The
  21. Burdens Heavy, The
  22. But for a Moment This Weight of Affliction
  23. Buy Up the Opportunity, O Christian
  24. By Faith I So Often See Mansions of Glory
  25. By Meadows Fair, Through Many a Glade
  26. Child of Mine, Give Me Thine Heart
  27. Child of Mine, I Will Be with Thee
  28. Chosen Hosts from Egypt Went, The
  29. Christ and Him Crucified
  30. Christ Is Come, the Lost Ones Seeking
  31. Close by Your Side Stands an Unseen Friend
  32. Come In, O Lord, Drive Out the Gloom
  33. Day Is Done, Its Tasks Are O’er, The
  34. Dear Lord at Our Hands
  35. Don’t You Hear the Savior Calling?
  36. Down from His Home of Light
  37. Down from Yon Cross Flows a River of Blood
  38. Draw Me Nearer, Blessed Savior
  39. Faith Has Opened Wide the Portals
  40. Fight the Fight of Faith
  41. For Christ and for the Church of Christ
  42. For Christ and the Church We Stand
  43. For God So Loved a Ruined Race
  44. For Mother’s Sake, My Boy, Say No
  45. Forward, Valiant Christians
  46. Free from Self, Lord, I Would Be
  47. Fullness of Power
  48. Future Is Calling for Service Sincere, The
  49. Gather We Here to Praise the Lord
  50. Gently Falls the Even Veil
  51. Give Me the Wings of Faith to Rise
  52. Glad Children’s Day Has Come Again
  53. God Give Us Homes!
  54. God of Life and God of Light
  55. God’s Word, as a Lamp to the Feet, Shines Bright
  56. Goodbye, We Say with Swelling Heart
  57. Grief and Pain Our Portion Here
  58. Hark to the Song of Sweet Voices on High
  59. He Giveth His Beloved Sleep
  60. Head of Thy Church Triumphant
  61. Ho, Everyone That Thirsts, Draw Nigh
  62. How Good God Is
  63. How Sweet the Thought That When We Part
  64. How Sweet to Tell the Story
  65. How Vain Are All Things Here Below
  66. I Am Happy in the Love
  67. I Am Living on the Mountain Heights
  68. I Am So Glad in the Bible to See
  69. I Can Hear the Knocking Savior
  70. I Have a Cheering Song to Sing
  71. I Have a Loving Savior
  72. I Have a Pilot to Guide My Bark Safely
  73. I Have Found for My Feet
  74. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say, Come unto Me and Rest
  75. I Joy and Rejoice That Tomorrow
  76. I Know a Name of Priceless Worth
  77. I Learned It in the Long Ago
  78. I Long to Behold Him Arrayed, with Glory
  79. I Love the Road That Leads to Light
  80. I Love to Steal Awhile Away
  81. I Met a Stranger Fair to See
  82. I Often in Dreaming
  83. I Put My Hand in the Master’s Hand
  84. I Will Praise and Adore the Redeemer Divine
  85. If Thou Shalt Confess
  86. I’ll Go Anywhere, My Savior
  87. I’m a Hallelujah Christian
  88. I’m Happy in the Love of Christ
  89. I’m Happy, So Happy in Jesus Today
  90. I’m Trusting in Jesus, No Harm Can Befall
  91. In All My Lord’s Appointed Ways
  92. In Joseph’s Tomb Lies Bound No More
  93. In That Day
  94. In the Darkened Shade of the Garden Trees
  95. In the Heaven of Blessing
  96. In the Name of the Savior, Gather in the Boys
  97. Is It Nothing to You That Heaven’s King
  98. Is the Day’s Load Heavy?
  99. Jesu, Lover of My Soul
  100. Jesus Is Passing Along Today
  101. Jesus Is Waiting to Give You Today
  102. Jesus Leads
  103. Jesus of Nazareth, Healer of Men
  104. Jesus Only, Would I Know
  105. Jesus, the Name High Over All
  106. Jesus Is Coming as Yonder He Went
  107. Junior, Happy Juniors Singing All the Day
  108. Just a Little Sunshine Song
  109. Just to Be Loving, Just to Be Strong
  110. Knock of the Nail-Piercèd Hand, The
  111. Lame Man Sat at the Beautiful Gate, A
  112. Life’s Pathway Grows Brighter as Onward I Go
  113. Like a Breath from the Hills
  114. List, to the Christ in Sweet Tones of Love
  115. Little Bird in Yonder Tree
  116. Lofty Pine That for Years Had, A
  117. Lord Hath Done Great Things for Me, The
  118. Lord, Help Me Encourage
  119. Lord Is My Banner, to Battle I Go, The
  120. Lord, It Belongs Not to My Care
  121. Lord of Light Shall Give His Peace, The
  122. Lord, Send Us Forth
  123. Man the Life-Boat! Quick, My Brother
  124. Many Souls Are Sinking in the Wreck Today
  125. May Thy Grace, Dear God, Be with Us
  126. Memory Paints a Picture Very Dear to Me
  127. Message Rings Adown, The
  128. ’Mid All the Stalwart Sons of Men
  129. Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?
  130. My Desire
  131. My Heart Breaks Forth
  132. My Heart’s in the Homeland
  133. My Song I Raise of Thee
  134. Near to the Savior Be Our Song
  135. Nearing the Gate with the Sun in the West
  136. No Night There
  137. No One Can Tell What Pleasures I See
  138. Not the Might of Long Drilled Warriors
  139. O I’m Glad I’ve Been Redeemed
  140. O the Dearest Name of All Is Jesus
  141. On the Still Ear of the Night
  142. On the Topmost Bough of a Graceful Tree
  143. On Yonder Hill of Calvary
  144. Onward, Ye Faithful Soldiers
  145. Out in the Darkness in Search of a Soul
  146. Out in the Market Place Idle Ones
  147. Out of the Ivory Palace He Came
  148. Over and Over a Message I Hear
  149. Paul, a Prisoner of Jesus
  150. Peasant of Nazareth Walked One Day, The
  151. Poor Soul, for Whom Christ Suffered
  152. Precious Souls Are Sinking in the Sea of Sin
  153. Present and Perfect Salvation Is Offered, A
  154. Rally to Our Standard in This Fight Today
  155. Read It Over Again to Me, the Promise
  156. Remember Christ by Galilee
  157. Repent, the Voice Celestial Cries
  158. Return, O Wanderer, Return
  159. Ring Bells of Heaven Sweet and Clear
  160. Royal Banner of the Cross, The
  161. Sailing Life’s Ocean Mid Breakers and Foam
  162. Savior’s Blood for Sin Was Spilt, The
  163. See Yon Soul That’s Sinking
  164. Service Is Our Watchword
  165. Since I Gave to Jesus His Rightful Place
  166. Sing a Cheerful Marching Song
  167. Somebody Did a Golden Deed
  168. Somebody Made a Loving Gift
  169. Somebody Needs Just the Song I Can Sing
  170. Someone Is Slighting the Savior of Men
  171. Someone’s Betraying His Master Today
  172. Song, a Song of Cheer, A
  173. Soul That Trusteth in Jehovah
  174. Souls All Around You Are Dying in Sin
  175. Speed Away: Speed Away: to the Strongholds of Sin
  176. Speed You, Christian Workers
  177. Tell Out the Glad Tidings
  178. Thank the Lord for Harvest Bounty
  179. That Beautiful Name
  180. There Are Bees in the Clover
  181. There Is a Path Where Pilgrims Fare
  182. There Is Need for Daniel Men
  183. There Is No Better Cure
  184. There Is One Mighty to Save You Today
  185. There Sat by the Beautiful Temple Gate
  186. There Will Be Rest for My Weary Heart
  187. There’ll Be No Shadows in Glory Land
  188. There’s a Brook in the Evergreen Pastures of God
  189. There’s a Place in the Mansions
  190. There’s a Song in Heaven They Sing
  191. There’s a Time to Labor
  192. There’s a Voice in Sin’s Wilderness
  193. There’s No Time to Work for Jesus
  194. These Bodies of Ours Are the Temples
  195. Though as Pilgrims Here We Tarry
  196. Though Burdens Heavy We Here Must Bear
  197. Though Clouds Like Night Hang Over
  198. ’Tis Children’s Day, All Hearts
  199. Trusting for Strength in Christ Jesus the Lord
  200. Vain Man, Thy Fond Pursuits Forbear
  201. Voice Is Sweetly Singing Its Message, A
  202. We Are Going Forth to the World’s Great Field
  203. We Bow Our Heads Before Thee, Lord
  204. We Must Face the Foe Today
  205. We Salute Thee, O God of the Sunrise
  206. We’ll Raise Today Sweet Songs of Joy
  207. We’ll Sing the News of Jesus’ Birth
  208. We’re Banded Now Together in Christian Endeavor
  209. What Are Those Wounds in Thine Hands I See?
  210. What Is That in Thine Hand?
  211. When I Cross the Mystic
  212. When I Hear the Trumpet Sounding
  213. When I Pass Through the Portals
  214. When My Feet Have Been Torn
  215. When the Day-dawn Bringeth a Trouble Sore
  216. When the Evening Shadows Kiss the West
  217. When You Spoke to the Sinner
  218. Where Do You Stand Tonight?
  219. Who Died for Me on Calvary’s Tree?
  220. Whom Jesus’ Blood Doth Sanctify
  221. Why Need a Doubt O’ercloud
  222. With His Own Hand God Wipes Our Tears
  223. Would You Leave the Way of Sin?
  224. Would You Rescue the Wrecked?
  225. Ye Neighbors and Friends of Jesus, Draw Near