Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, my Lord, will love me forever
Title: Now I Belong to Jesus
Author: Norman J. Clayton (1943)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Now I belong to Jesus
Copyright: © 1938. Renewed 1966 by Norman Clayton Publishing Company (a div. of WORD, INC.)



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
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 #538Audio
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