Norman J. Clayton

Short Name: Norman J. Clayton
Full Name: Clayton, Norman J., 1903-1992
Birth Year: 1903
Death Year (est.): 1992

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 married Martha Adaline Wistendahl, and they had two children: Muriel and one other (no name found). In the early 1940s, Jack Wyrtzen invited him to be an organist with NYC ‘Word of Life’ rallies. For 15 years he provided music, was organist, vibraphonist, director of the inquiry room, and radio evangelist. He created his own publishing house, and from 1945-1959 he published 30 of his own songbooks. His company was eventually purchased by the Rodeheaver Company, and he joined them as a writer/editor, providing other songs during that period. He died at Carmel, NY.

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Texts by Norman J. Clayton (121)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A Savior who cared for the sinnerNorman J. Clayton (Author)English3
A wonderful Savior from heaven once cameN. J. C. (Author)English4
Absolutely free! Yes, it is absolutely free!Norman J. Clayton (Author)English2
After the night of sorrow after the night of sorrowNorman J. Clayton (Author)English5
All through the day he watches over meNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Altogether lovely and chiefestNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
An angel brought it down from heavenNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Away in the wild one lone sheep had strayedNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Be strong in the strength of the LordNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Bowed with the weight of sin and shameNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
By His mercy and His kindnessN. J. C. (Author)English2
Christ is risen, Christ is risen, Tell the joyful news todayNorman J. Clayton (Author)3
Christ Jesus is my Shepherd, And knoweth all my needsN. J. C. (Author)English2
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LordNorman J. Clayton (Author)English1
Come unto Christ, ye weariedNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Con sin igual amor Cristo me amaNorman J. Clayton (Author)Spanish3
Confío en JesúsNorman J. Clayton (Author)Spanish2
Cristo el Señor me ama por siempreNorman J. Clayton (Author)Spanish5
Dark is the night and cold, Fierce is the storm and boldNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Deep within my trusting soulNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
Do trials often grieve your heartNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Down in the depths of the deepest seaNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
Everlasting life, everlasting homeNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
Faithful forever, Jesus, my FriendN. J. C. (Author)English3
Fear not when clouds ariseN. J. C. (Author)English2
For long I walked afar from GodNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Friends around may stop and wonderNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
From His home of splendor and gloryNorman J. Clayton (Author)English4
He gives me satisfying peaceNorman J. Clayton (Author)English4
He holds my hand, Jesus holds my handNorman J. Clayton (Author)English6
He is just the One to meet my every needNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
He lives, the Savior livesN. J. C. (Author)English3
Higher than the hillsNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
How great was the love of my SaviorNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
How wonderful the mighty loveN. J. C. (Author)English1
How wondrous the story of infinite loveNorman J. Clayton (Author)English3
Hungry, lonesome, worried, distressedNorman J. Clayton (Author)English5
I am persuaded, that neither death nor life nor angels (Clayton)N. J. C. (Author)English2
I am the resurrection and the life, He that believeth in Me though he were dead (Clayton)Norman J. Clayton (Author)English2
I do not know how One so high and gloriousNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
I have found in the Redeemer all my heartNorman J. Clayton (Author)3
I must tell others the storyNorman J. Clayton (Author)1
I visioned the cross of my Savior and LordNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
I want to be out and out for JesusNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
I was bound but the Savior freedNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
If we could see beyond today, As God can seeN. J. C. (Author)English1
In deepest misery, by God forsakenNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
In the beautiful vale of contentmentNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
In the morning, in the eveningNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Is there someone who can meet my needNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
It is time to seek salvationNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
It is wonderful to know that Jesus thought of you and meNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
It was His love for me, That nailed Him to the treeNorman J. Clayton (Author)English7
Jesus alone can take my sadnessNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
Jesus alone could bring salvationNorman J. Clayton (Author)6
Jesus is the fairest nameNorman J. Clayton (Author)English3
Jesus left the glory of the heavensN. J. C. (Author)English2
Jesus' love grows dearer day by dayNorman J. Clayton (Author)1
Jesus, my Lord, will love me foreverNorman J Clayton (Author)English57
Jesus, my Savior, has promised to lead meNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Jesus, my Savior, is able to guideNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Jesus saves and keeps and satisfies my soul each hour and dayNorman J. Clayton (Author)English3
Jesus was wounded and bruised on the treeNorman J. Clayton (Author)English5
Just because He loved me He came to earth to dieN. J. C. (Author)English3
Let me hear it told againNorman J. Clayton (Author)English3
Living forever! Mighty Creator!N. J. C. (Author)English2
Long, long ago, long, long agoN. J. C. (Author)English2
Long years ago in Bethlehem (Clayton)N. J. C. (Author)English3
Lord, take my life and make it wholly thineNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Mi esperanza y fe Norman J. Clayton (Author)Spanish2
My hope is in the Lord, Who gave Himself for meNorman J. Clayton (Author)English26
My life was full of sorrowNorman J. Clayton (Author)English6
My Redeemer will walk with meNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
My sins were a burden so heavy to bearNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
No word can express what my heart has foundNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
O Jesus, my Savior, how wonderful thou artNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
O Lord most high, thou holy God and SaviorNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
O soul, are you troubled with doubting and fearNorman J. Clayton (Author)1
O what a wonderful day that will beNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
O ye who are troubled and burdened by sinNorman J. Clayton (Author)4
Once my heart was troubled with its sinNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Only to be what He wants me to beN. J. C. (Author)English14
Our blessed Lord was smitten on the crossNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Outside the heart's door he is standingNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Praise to him, the Lord most highNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
ربي يسوع يحبني دوماNorman J. Clayton (Author)Arabic1
Sad were the days and wearyNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Sin once marked the path I trodNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Some day every shadow will be goneNorman J. Clayton (Author)English5
Some sweet day, by His graceNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
Someone around you is dreary each dayN. J. C. (Author)English4
The blood of the Savior has buried my pastNorman J. Clayton (Author)3
The Lord is my companionNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
The path of the pilgrim is often times steepNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
The Savior came down from the gloryN. J. C. (Author)English2
The Word of the Lord is more precious by farNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
There is a Guide, close byNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
There is a Savior you really should knowNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
There is therefore now no condemnationNorman J. Clayton (Author)5
There's a blessed place where the trusting heartNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
There's a land where sorrow never will be knonwN. J. C. (Author)English3
There's a place somewhere in heavenNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
There's a story wonderful, trueN. J. C. (Author)English4
There's a wonderful name, 'Tis JesusN. J. C. (Author)English7
Thy way, O Lord is always best for meNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
To follow where my Savior leadsNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
'Twas the dark, lonely hour of midnightNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Walking in the light, as Jesus leads the wayNorman J. Clayton (Author)English2
We are partners with the Son of GodN. J. C. (Author)English3
We long to see thy holy powerNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
We shall see Him in the morningN. J. C. (Author)English2
We shall see His lovely faceN. J. C. (Author)English19
When I am weary from toil and careNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
When I walked afar from God my soul was sore distressedNorman J. Clayton (Author)3
When Jesus comes again 'twill be my going homeNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
When the road is rough and steep, Fix your eyes upon JesusNorman J. Clayton (Author)English4
Where'er I walk the Savior walks beside meNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
Why longer wai?, the Lord is at thy sideNorman J. Clayton (Author)English3
我願作合乎祂心意的人 (Wǒ yuàn zuò héhū tā xīnyì de rén)Norman J. Clayton (Author)Chinese2
Wonderful friend divine, Jesus, my allNorman J. Clayton (Author)2
耶穌我救主愛我無止息 (Yēsū wǒ jiù zhǔ ài wǒ wú zhǐxī,)Norman J. Clayton (Author)Chinese2

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