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

Composer: Norman J. Clayton

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 ma… 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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