Now I Belong to Jesus

Jesus, my Lord, will love me forever

Author: Norman J. Clayton (1943)
Tune: ELLSWORTH (Clayton)
Published in 48 hymnals

Author: Norman J. Clayton

Norman Clayton was born on January 22, 1903 in Brooklyn, New York, the ninth of ten children. He was converted at the age of six in the South Brooklyn Gospel Church, where his mother had been a foundation member … and was church organist by the age of 12. He kept up the role of church organist for the rest of his life. Clayton’s profession was in the building industry, but he also created his own publishing house, Gospel Songs, which was later absorbed into the Rodeheaver Company. In 1942 he was working with Jack Wyrtzen’s Word of Life organization, providing music for both the radio broadcasts and crusade meetings. That same year Clayton wrote his most popular gospel song, words and music, "Now I Belong to Jesus." Anot… Go to person page >



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #546

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #345

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #503

Complete Mission Praise #374

Hymns of Faith #170


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #538

Rejoice Hymns #352

Sing Joyfully #346

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #248

The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #501

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #511

The Worshiping Church #503

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #709

Include 35 pre-1979 instances
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