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LIGHT IN THE LAND

Let there be light
The Lord declares
As the Word of God begins
Each of us in need of truth
Each in need of love

Christ came to the least of us
And any of us
Knowing our need for light and life and truth
The Holy One, God’s Son
Stepped down from His throne
Willingly sacrificing Himself to come to us

We are not alone, we have access to the light
We do not have to be blind
Unless we ignore God
For light and life is sent to us
Christ has come

Every day can be a hard day
We choose the way we will grow
Dead to Christ is blind to self
Alive in Christ is life and growth
He is seeking us
Let Him have your heart
It is a choice, claim Christ

Clay Corvin
January 1, 2019

 

 

YOUR WAY!

YOUR WAY

New year, new day, new way
I will Lord, the key for me is: I will
Listen to your Word, hidden in my heart
Setting me apart, claiming my mind
Calming my soul
Your Word will make me whole

Walk your way, each day, every day
Conversations with you salted with quiet
Speak Lord, I will hear
You Lord have the floor
Scarred knees, broken heart
Your way Lord not mine

Surrender my ego, it’s not about me
A servant’s heart, needs galore
All around are your hurting ones
You’ve called me to help, to serve
Service is not a position of rulership
It issues forth from a loving soul
Love you with all my heart and soul
Love my brother, sister as myself

Forgive, forgive, forgive
Seventy times seven
As you forgive me, so I forgive others
Even those that are wrong, Father I forgive
Before they wrong me I forgive
When they are hurtful I forgive
When I am right I forgive

All that I do will be done in your sight
I will accept your correction
I will blaze a trail of joy and peace
My heart will be open, my life yours
Please do not give up on me
Lord Jesus I am yours!

Clay Corvin – Neve Ilan
12/31/18

 

YOUR WAY

YOUR WAY

New year, new day, new way

I will Lord, the key for me is: I will

Listen to your Word, hidden in my heart

Setting me apart, claiming my mind

Calming my soul

Your Word will make me whole

Walk your way, each day, every day

Conversations with you salted with quiet

Speak Lord, I will hear

You Lord have the floor

Scarred knees, broken heart

Your way Lord not mine

Surrender my ego, it’s not about me

A servant’s heart, needs galore

All around are your hurting ones

You’ve called me to help, to serve

Service is not a position of rulership

It issues forth from a loving soul

Love you with all my heart and soul

Love my brother, sister as myself

Forgive, forgive, forgive

Seventy times seven

As you forgive me, so I forgive others

Even those that are wrong, Father I forgive

Before they wrong me I forgive

When they are hurtful I forgive

When I am right I forgive 

All that I do will be done in your sight

I will accept your correction

I will blaze a trail of joy and peace

My heart will be open, my life yours

Please do not give up on me

Lord Jesus I am yours!

 

Clay Corvin – Neve Ilan, 12/31/18

 

 

WE HAD A GREAT NEED

Standing in glory, the Lord our God
Stepped down from His throne
Born in a dark world alone, only His faith to guide Him
We ignored Him, Praying, Prophesying, Promoting our own ideas
The Virgin was with child, her husband had great faith
The shepherds came, the Wise men came
The Father named Him Jesus, for He would save His people from their sin

We see Him going to Egypt, then in Nazareth
Grilled by the priests in the Temple
Then Baptized by John at Bethabara, tested by Satan
Teaching the disciples, eating with common people
Ignored by the Elite and Religious
He healed the sick, raised the dead, spoke to thousands in the wilderness
He cared for the weak, helpless and infirm; The very ones society disdains
Have you not heard, Our God is a mighty God, He is complete in Himself
His plans are not changed by the wealthy, or the wise in their own eyes

Christ came searching for you and for me, He offered salvation
Freedom from bondage to sin, a relationship with the Father
Family membership, life like God’s life
It was free, so that no one could boast, by His grace are we freed

He knows the end from the beginning, nothing surprises Him
The Perfect Son, fully man, fully God-Jesus our Savior

Now we see Him by faith, but in that day we will stand face to face
We will know Him, we will be with Him
He will never let us go-we belong

Clay Corvin
December 25, 2018

 

 

 

PRAISE THE LORD

PRAISE THE LORD

I will praise the Lord
With every breath I take
As unto heaven my joy I wake
Praise Almighty God
Praise Him-Praise the Lord

I will praise the Lord with singing
Joy in the morning
Quietly under my breath
His goodness forever
Jesus is my life
Praise the Lord

I will praise the Lord with my life
Looking at others with love
Honoring them as I honor Christ
Everyone is having a hard time
Be their healer, the one God uses
Lord I will praise you

I will praise my Lord
Telling one and all
About a Savior who came from glory
His love for each one
Whoever that might be
Jesus is the Christ
Who sets us free
Lord I will praise you

I will praise the Lord
King of kings
Perfect in every way
He is my strength
He loves me
Life is hard
I will stand before Him one day
Praise the Lord my king

I will praise the Lord
And live my life
Joy in good and bad
The world is imperfection
Jesus perfection
Praise the name of the Lord

I will praise the Lord
In holiness wrapped
Morning, the moment and night
Rings my heart with His Word
O Lord guide my path
Holiness and your Word
Praise the actions of the Lord
Praise ye the Lord

I will praise the Lord
With my offerings
Tithe and total
Everything I am I bring
He is worthy I sing
Praise our Holy God
Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord of me

Clay Corvin 11/20/18
On the road to Beersheva

 

SEVENTY-TWO

CAROL – SEVENTY-TWO

A full life

Often strife

Injuries and disease

Hard fights all won

Now we are facing a setting sun

Joy beyond belief

 

I am blessed by our FIFTY years together

I deeply respect who you are and what you do

I cannot imagine life without you

Thank you for raising me

Guiding me

Helping me at each providential turn

 

Now we’ve made the full circle

We are back home

Our first love-our lovely town

Everything is working together

God is so good-giving you to me

I am truly Blessed

 

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

JOY AND PEACE AROUND YOU

LOVE AND HAPPINESS FROM YOU

JESUS AT THE CENTER OF OUR LIFE

I REJOICE IN THIS SPECIAL DAY FOR YOU

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 

I LOVE YOU – I AM GRATEFUL FOR YOU

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND GREAT YEAR

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 

I LOVE YOU-YOUR DEVOTED PARTNER

CLAY  – NOVEMBER 29, 2018

 

GRATITUDE

GRATITUDE

We have an awesome and mighty God
He loves us with a burning passion, focused
Undeterred by our faithlessness, He loves
His love is complete, eternal, without qualification
We come to Him as He calls us, always looking, always calling
We waste a lot of time ignoring His call

Life has a way of slipping by, we think tomorrow always comes
One day it doesn’t, we walk across the divide and face Jesus

His concern for us is that we are His way of calling all
We are His shepherds of humanity, we are to love, as He loves
Our call is to go into the fields white for harvest
We are His hands and feet, our life a representation of His love
We are our brothers/sisters keeper, we know the truth
We live His truth, we become the flesh and blood of Christ
We are calling the called, reaching out to the lost
The Cross is our reference point, sacrifice our mandate
We can take it, He heals our wounds
We can die, He has won the victory and He is the life giver

Lord we love you, see by the way we live
Lord we see your majesty, see how we love
People count with the Lord, they count with us
Help us Lord to plead with the lonely, to find the lost
Jesus we know you, help us to communicate our relationship
Today is all we have, we are but a breath
Life has great value as we give it to others
Jesus we believe, help our unbelief, today we follow You

Clay Corvin
Henry Hall, New Orleans
October 14, 2018

GOLDEN FIFTY

GOLDEN – FIFTY
Everything in our life has changed
My ideas have been redrawn
We are committed to follow the Lord
Because you have been the focused One for Fifty years

It’s you Carol, you, you, you
Consistently the Lord has revealed His plans for us to YOU!
So many think I’m kidding when I say that, just being kind
You know it’s true, four times HE has redirected us through you

Many say marriage is a fifty-fifty thing
It isn’t, both have to be a hundred percent
In our case I’ve been one hundred percent
And you were one hundred and fifty percent

It takes more than a little trying to make a marriage last fifty years and counting
We have had great highs and sad lows
Everything about these fifty years has been a challenge
You made it work, you made me make it work, you are faithful

That Saturday, September 14, 1968
Next to my salvation the greatest day of my life
I married that thin slip of a girl, thinking I would be the strong one
Little did I know that the Lord was sending the right strong person to guide me

You are still just as beautiful as in 1968
More beautiful, a surface beauty and a beauty of depth
You are kind and gentle with me and long-suffering
I come around so slowly yet you gently and kindly mature me

You and the Lord have equipped me for ministry
It has been forty-six years of ministry as a Baptist
You drug me kicking and screaming to the Baptist Church
We’ve never looked back

We both love Tuscaloosa and now we have returned to our precious city
We love the University of Alabama and now we see it everyday
We have wonderful memories and the good thing is we are daily making new memories
Jesus loves you and me, He walks with us and talks with us, praise the Lord for fifty years

Thank you, Carol, for your wonderful and rich love for me
I love you, I love you, and I am grateful to the Lord for you
Retirement is great but even greater is waking up each day with you
The Lord is good, and He has been wonderfully good to us

Rejoice, today we have been married fifty years, isn’t it great!
Clay Corvin to his precious partner of fifty years. I LOVE YOU! September 14, 2018

 

 

JESUS IS

Jesus is alive and well living life in us
Calling us to listen and change
His new way of life detailed and complete

The World is at war with us, it never let’s go
It abuses and misuses, reaching places we don’t know
Our heart is desperately wicked

A solitary life is a defeated life, we cannot win over strife
Without the Master’s wisdom and way
Life is a mess, life has no meaning, we spiral out of bounds

Our life is but a minute, green then gone
What we did as a child is seldom forgotten
It shapes the way we grow, a long dead hand having control

Jesus comes upon the scene, hear what He has to say
“I am the way and the truth and the life
No one comes to the Father but through me”

Come to Jesus, let Him have control
Listen, pray, meditate and then do
His voice guiding you, He is the way

People count with Jesus, all people, lost people
We are our brother’s keeper, even those that hate us
Bend the knee, Love Jesus, love one another

Christ tells the truth, knowing Him we know the truth
The truth is that we will struggle with sin every day of our life
No excuse exempts us, we must let Christ forgive us, we must forgive others

Jesus restores our relationships, He is life and He gives us life
His completeness covers us, His presence makes us whole
Life is valuable, every life is valuable, Jesus is God’s everything

You are called, Christ equips, do the work of the kingdom
Time is flying by, you only have so much left, get busy
We become world changers, when people see Jesus in us

Clay Corvin, Last Saturday living in New Orleans, 8/25/18

 

 

GOD SEES ME

Despair, unfairness, disappointment and difficulty track my every step
Do I count? Does God know? Am I alone?
Life is just plain tough
Is life just hard and then death? I desperately want to know

We are valuable in the eyes of God
Made in His image, HE created us
Knows the number of hairs on our head, before I speak a word God knows
We are fearfully and wonderfully made, worth more than many sparrows-the Lord sees each one

The Lord says He crowns us with glory and honor-we will judge angels
He outfits us for service
He makes plans for us
We are important in His scheme of things

But man exchanged the truth of God for a lie
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, the penalty for sin is death
People are spiritually dead, the children of wrath, at war with God
But grace has the last word

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son
That whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life
While we were still sinners Christ died for us
Reconciling us to God by His death, burial and resurrection by the power of God
Everyone who calls upon the name of Jesus will be saved, if you believe you are born again

Those saved are a new creation, the old is purged away
Sin no longer our master, dead to sin, alive in Christ, free from slavery to sin, no condemnation
Jesus is God’s everything, saved by grace, we are totally secure in Christ
No one can snatch us out of the hand of God, Christ will never leave us

We have the Holy Spirit, now in God’s family
Christ will guide us
Empowering us trust and obey
Our life is Jesus, abide in Him, He transforms us into His image
Each day we will become more like Jesus

Now we represent Jesus, Ambassadors of God
The call is to live my life under orders, walk obediently in Him
He called us, The Lord chose us and we accepted, now we belong to Him
Saint, servant, steward, soldier, we are His witness and worker
A citizen of Heaven, my life is valuable to the Father, we are victorious in Jesus

Clay Corvin. August 11, 2018.