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






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




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














CLAY  – NOVEMBER 29, 2018




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


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 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




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.



Amazing, capable, confident
Wise beyond her years
She believed one should bloom where the Lord plants them
She lived that
She showed us how to live that

She loved each day
She loved her family
She loved her friends
She was a special blessing to all who met her
Maggie was just the best of the best
When you say that of someone like Maggie
You immediately know what it means

She was present
She created the gusto that so many seek
Her walk was a living example for us to see
Her life was so short and yet it was as if she was always here

Oh my she will be missed
By family, friends, church, and us
We lived in the presence of her passion for life
We are much better for it
Now she is walking with Jesus
Bringing all of this with her
We have her memories and her
We will miss her for a time but will reunite with her one day
Our encourager is with the master

Clay Corvin – A Tribute to the Life of Maggie Hanberry



How do we take the measure of a man?
Carefully of course
Many not until the end of life
On occasion there are young men
That exhibit God’s measure

James is that type of man
Exuberant and controlled
Determined and kind
An insightful visionary willing to reach for the stars
Wise enough to value reality

A knowledgeable learner
Committed to growth
A warrior for success
A friend – A planner
Positive about life
Ingenious in conquering challenges

Yes young men have a long road ahead
There will be many obstacles
James has the core beliefs
That will equip him in the face of life’s storms
He will measure well
Life will recount – James lived his life well

July 26, 2018



Call me says the Lord God – A clear command
With promises in a world of pain and chaos
No where can we find the answers that the Lord gives
To life’s perilous journey

Shout out your needs
Desperate days
Life hurts
We don’t know what is going on in the spiritual realm

The fear of death constrains our courage
We don’t believe His word
Walking with the Lord becomes a journey of folly
We stand with the world wondering why we fail

The Lord God will answer you
His promise to each of us
His Word is clear
He will give us the guidance and direction we need

Seldom are His answers detailed
We wouldn’t understand them if they were
He doesn’t ask what we think
Remember we are but dust – Alive today – Gone tomorrow

His revelation will equip us to grow in Christ likeness
We never say – I am helpless – I can’t do anything
We may be bound but the Word isn’t bound
We can do what the Lord says

We have a different world view than the lost
The humblest Christian knows more about the things of God
Than the greatest lost statesman
Therefore the Lord commands us to pray – His phone is never busy

Pray now – pray today – pray everyday
Lord teach us to pray – to pray when hurting
Pray in rejoicing – pray without ceasing
God says pray – He will answer us and tell us what to do

Clay Corvin
New Orleans – Saturday – July 20, 2018