John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young.
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Display Title: Help Me Sing OnFirst Line: Help me sing on when my heart breaks in sadnessTune Title: [Help me sing on when my heart breaks in sadness]Author: John R. ClementsDate: 1956Subject: Praise |