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O, What Wonderful Love

Author: Norman J. Clayton

Norman John Clayton Born at Brooklyn, NY, the 9th of 10 children, he gave his heart to Jesus at age six at South Brooklyn Gospel Church, his mother being a founding member of the Baptist group. He was musically inclined, and became church organist at age 12, and also played trumpet. He remained an organist for the rest of his life. A songwriter, he usually began writing the music before the words. He would memorize scripture to assure his music was biblically-based. Much of what he wrote was for special occasions. When young he first worked on a dairy farm, then held an office job in NYC. Clayton entered the building trades industry, working for his father’s construction business, and during the depression, with a commercial bakery. He ma… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus was wounded and bruised on the tree
Title: O, What Wonderful Love
Author: Norman J. Clayton
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Love, love, what wonderful love
Publication Date: 1948
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1948.

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Melodies of Praise #d43

Norman Clayton's Favorites No. 2 #d38

Songs of hope #d133

The All-Girl Trio and Choir No. 2 #2

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