Composer: Norman J. Clayton (1945)
Published in 15 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

Title: WAKEFIELD (Clayton)
Composer: Norman J. Clayton (1945)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 51567 12354 32511
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: © 1945 Norman J. Clayton, © renewed 1973 Norman Clayton Publishing (A Div. of Word, Inc.)



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Keyboard Accompaniments and Conductor's Guide for The Worshiping Church: A Hymnal
    Composer/Editor Donald P. Hustad
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1991) pp. 48

Organ Solo

  • The Harold Decou Organ Book
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 6

Piano Solo

  • Glory, Honor, and Power: Hymn Arrangements for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Virginia Halberg
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1988) pp. 21
  • Clayton Piano Melodies No. 2: For Your Playing and Listening Inspiration
    Composer/Editor Norman J. Clayton
    Published By: The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company (1965) pp. 2


Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Celebremos Su Gloria #350

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

Worship and Service Hymnal #252

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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