Category - General


A friend
A scholar
Used by the Lord

To guides us through Israel
Lifting up Jesus
Sharing God’s Word with us

A man who walks with Jesus
Real and strong
Able to teach God’s song

Leading thru the Bible
Listening to our words
Jesus spoke thru him

I am wiser
I am encouraged
Jimmy taught us God’s love

Not enough words
To list all his good traits
Three are he is faithful, trustworthy and true

He is a wise man
He is kind
Creative and insightful
He shares his heart and mind

Easily approachable
Gentle with replies
He sees greatness
In each of our lives

God is our master
Jimmy is a good servant
I am grateful for God’s use of him

01/08/04  Clay Corvin


An unusual man
With a song all his own
Used by God
To lead us thru God’s land

A man with a gentle spirit
Generous and kind
Willing with his teaching
Helpful and one of a kind

He’s taught us geography
He’s helped us see the land
Teaching us the customs
Leading us by our hand

Enjoyable to be with
Trustworthy to the Lord
A joyous spirit
Used by the Lord

Led by God
He lives in God’s land
Reaching out to others
Helping them see God’s hand

Clay Corvin 01/08/04


I came to Israel
Looking for giants
And they were with me

I wanted to travel with God
To learn more about Him
And He was with me

Jesus values people
This trip has underscored
How valuable you are

Thank you for your teaching
The excitement was great
Everyday with Jesus is a delight

Thank you for your insights
Every site was blessed
By one of your thoughts

Traveling thru this land
I have heard the Lord
As He spoke thru you

01/08/04 Clay Corvin


I miss loved ones
I will hug them close
I will listen
As they share what went on

I’ll see them thru new eyes
I’ve missed them lot
I just want to sit
And listen to them talk

I will not ignore them
They are blessings from God
Each moment is special
I am blessed by their love

Then when recovered
I will tell of our trip
All the things God told me
Nothing will I skip

I will share our laughter
Our pictures and things
It will be a pleasure
To recount the journeys dream

Thank you for your safety
Thank you for your word
Thank you for your teaching
Help me live what I’ve heard

Clay Corvin 01/08/04


Red rocks
Climb and walk a lot
The wind howling thru

Edom barren
Swept by God’s hand
We saw the desert too

A place of natural beauty
Rugged and clean
Massive and at times mean

Everywhere were tombs
All is carved from rocks
They sit quietly alone

Now we saw
The truth from God
His Word is without flaw

Clay Corvin 01/09/04


I see my life
In physical terms
I fail to look at length
To see the things that are ruling
The spiritual side of me

Behind the veil
Where we cannot see
And yet long to be
All the things that matter
Are ruling over me

I want to know my value
The world declines to give
An estimate of my worth
And yet Jesus came and died for me
The spiritual side of me is valuable
Now I want to see

I ask for Christ’s forgiveness
He comes into my life giving me life
Now I see God’s estimate of me
The Lord of all sees all of me
And He, the Lord loves me

Christ opens up God’s riches
Seven thousand promises to me
And reminds that the Lord is living with me
Setting me free from foolishness and fear
Guiding me to live a life of value and worth

I see the needs before me
The Lord has invited me in
Now I will serve Him
Loving Him
And staying close to Him

Clay Corvin 01/10/04


Fighting Moses
Holding the land
Seeking to destroy
God’s little band

Later its location
Made it David’s fort
A place to put people
To dangerous to court

Always a high place
In view of the green
One step to desert
And virtually unseen

They built a holy altar
To mimic Jerusalem
Maybe Solomon worshipped
Out of sight of his God

Ever a stronghold
That sowed seeds of doubt
This little fortress
Was evil’s way out

Out to the people
Making irrelevant the claims
That Israel came making
In the Lord’s precious name

No place for wisdom
No obedience here
Arad was failure
That stoned Israel’s ear

I will obey
I will do it God’s way
That is all Jesus asks us
For success His way

Clay Corvin


Another day in Rome
I’ve walked everywhere
My feet are killing me

In my walk
Was history
St. Peter’s to the Colosseum

A grand street to Tiber
Ending at Castel St. Angelo
People all around

Up the Tiber
In the sun
Across to Navona and lunch

What a meal
Amidst the crowd
Statutes looking on

Lolling thru the alleys
Stopping at Tasso d’Ore
Reaching the Corso of Rome

Umilta was found
We walked around
Three coins in Trevi’s Fountain

People everywhere
The traffic didn’t care
As we walked the Imperial Road

By the Colosseum
Up to San Clemente
Seven hours passed and we are home

Clay Corvin 03/18/04


Awaiting friends
Soon to come
To see the glories of Rome

Matched against the hand of God
His world unfurled
Rome played a significant part

Romans ruled the world that day
That Christ saved me
By His sacrifice on Calvary

Poets and kings
Failed to note
That history changed that day

Now my friends will come and see
The ancient and the new
And be encouraged to see God’s grace

All the time He’s given
Wealth and pomp abound
The storied are not to be found

Across the dirty Tiber
Christians crouched in fear
God’s glory reigned

Rome marched
Jesus loved
People set free

My friends and I
Will see the Son
In Rome’s history
Clay Corvin 3/18/04


No one like Jesus
He is all I need
A blessed loving Savior
He has set me free

Knowing all my evil
Still He died for me
To make me God’s son
So I could live for Him

My hesitation blossoms
When faced with sin
Breaking His heart
To see me give in

But then He arrives
Holds my hand
Often crying with me
Helping me take a stand

Hearing all my promises
Made when I have failed
Then when I break them
He helps me grow again

Christ is worth my focus
He knows what I need
Gladly giving
To a cad like me

Clay Corvin 3/17/04