During our last fund drive one donor said this: "I love hymns ... If you asked for money, it means you need it! Please keep the work going. And please, accept my widow's mite. God bless you."

She was right. We only ask for money twice a year, and we do so because we need it.

So, before you close this box and move on to use the many resources on Hymnary.org, please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to make a gift to support our work. Gifts of any amount are appreciated, assist our work and let us know that we have partners in our effort to create the best database of hymns on the planet.

To donate online via PayPal or credit card, use the Calvin University secure giving site (https://calvin.quadweb.site/giving/hymnary).

If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

And to read more about big plans for Hymnary, see https://hymnary.org/blog/major-additions-planned-for-hymnary.

My Hope Is in the Lord

My hope is in the Lord, Who gave Himself for me

Author: Norman J. Clayton (1945)
Tune: WAKEFIELD (Clayton)
Published in 24 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: My hope is in the Lord, Who gave Himself for me
Title: My Hope Is in the Lord
Author: Norman J. Clayton (1945)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For me he died, for me he lives
Copyright: © 1945 Norman J. Clayton Publishing © Renewed 1973 by Norman J. Clayton Publishing Co. (A Div. of Word, Inc.)



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Hymns of Faith #51


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #266

Rejoice Hymns #344

Sing Joyfully #279

The Celebration Hymnal #540

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #406

The Worshiping Church #482

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #523

Include 16 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.