[There's a story wonderful, true]

[There's a story wonderful, true]

Composer: Norman J. Clayton
Published in 2 hymnals

Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: Norman J. Clayton
Incipit: 53535 43211 77655
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: © 1938 by Norman J. Clayton; © 1943 by Norman J. Clayton in Word of Life Melodies No. 1. Assigned to Norman Clayton Publishing Co.


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Clayton's Collection of Choir Melodies No. 2: a choice group of songs of the gospel choir #30


The King's Songs #16

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