Why Longer Wait?

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 >

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First Line: Why longer wai?, the Lord is at thy side
Title: Why Longer Wait?
Author: Norman J. Clayton
Language: English
Copyright: © 1949 by Norman J. Clayton in Low Voice Melodies No. 2. Assigned to Norman Clayton Publishing Co.

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FINLANDIA

In 1899 Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (b. Hameenlina, Tavastehus, Finland, 1865; Jarvenpaa, near Helsingfors, Finland, 1957) wrote a musical score for six historical tableaux in a pageant that celebrated and supported the Finnish press against Russian oppression. In 1900 Sibelius revised the music…

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Clayton's Collection of Choir Melodies No. 2: a choice group of songs of the gospel choir #8
Melodies of Praise #d118



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