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
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #345
Complete Mission Praise #374
Sing Joyfully #346
The Worshiping Church #503
Rejoice Hymns #352
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #546
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #503
Hymns of Faith #170
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #501
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #511
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #248
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #709
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #538Audio
Include 35 pre-1979 instances
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