I often wondered
Why old folks said
I’m looking forward
To see Jesus

I love you Lord
I want to stay
I’m anxious for the day
I can serve and play

Growing a family
With a godly wife
Children born
Facing strife

Still when old folks
Said I’m ready
To go and see
Jesus and His home for me

Why? I said
Too much to do
Jesus calls
I’m serving YOU

Business comes and goes
I love this work I have
Christ exalted
Eternity proclaimed

Faithfulness lived
Things are tough
I caught myself
Thinking Lord it’s too much

But no, dawn came
I went on my way
Soul lifted up
By Jesus’ healing touch

Now I’m old
By the world’s count
I’m ready to see Jesus
Eager to be at His knee

Clay Corvin