Dark days surround us, popping up at inopportune times

We cling to hope, Christ our Lord

As we stumble and grope our way along

We know things will work out one day

Praying today is the day


If it isn’t, our hope is still there

We care and believe and move on


Dark days surround us, past, present and future

We know the way, that will carry each day

Claim our place at the Master’s throne

Explain our pain, expound our lack of gain

He will listen, He knows all about us


I have a choice, as do you

Choose to see with my Lord’s eyes

By faith know it is true, what He says He will do

Thinking in terms of His love for me, focusing on His promises

Refusing to believe the enemies lies, Jesus is Lord of all


My life has meaning and purpose, momentary setbacks

A constancy of purpose, seeking to grow and mature

The next step, the next step, each move guided

The Lord is here, He is near, He never leaves me

Knowing this, I live to serve, I live under authority of the Lord Himself


Today is another day of victory, they add up quick

We will stand in His presence more quickly than we know

Jesus our Lord and guide, He has a place for us in His krewe

It’s a day for singing, remembering past success

How He broke thru the gloom and doom, the lies destroyed again and again


I cling to the old rugged Cross, His victory emblazoned for all

Jesus is Lord and King, the way of the Cross for me


Clay Corvin

10/12/19 – study in Northport



TO: Carol
On Our Fifty First Wedding Anniversary

Everything under the Sun is new again

Back home where we began

I often feel twenty-one (only in my mind)

Every day is great

All the challenges-physical and otherwise

We face together

It’s better by far where-ever you are


Children doing good

Grands growing up-the three are amazing

Blessings overflowing far beyond anything I ever dreamed

Gratefully we continue to travel

Life moves in hyper drive

We are still one-not done yet!

You make this work-You are the best part of me


Thank you- thank you for the multitudinous blessings

I love this journey with you

I love you – Happy Anniversary!



SEPTEMBER 14, 2019




Christ in me, Freedom from the evil one
Christ forgives my sin, sets me free
Giving me the power, to live free and Serve Him

Christ in me, my Mind submitted to God
Oh Lord help me, rebuking my Evil thoughts
Harnessing my wandering heart, focusing my mind on You

Christ in me, Heart control a choice
Submission, submission, submission
Evil seeking to destroy me, By The things I say and do

Christ in me, His control guides me
Leading me to serve, equipping me to grow
The things I do important, His power available if I ask

Christ in me, He knows the end from the beginning
Serving Him and using me, His goal, my hope
Giving me the confidence to rejoice, He gives me peace

Clay Corvin – July 22, 2019
Santa Fe, NM 5:40 pm MDS


People are important

Christ died for each one of us

We cannot escape our responsibility

Caring for people is Christ’s work


We have so many gifts

Getting lost in the clutter

What to do?  How to do it?

What shall I be? Always me, my and mine!


Let me help you focus

The Word is Christ

Jesus is Lord

We are not


Our call is to serve

It begins in our family

Learning how to get along is first

If I can’t get along in my family, how can I do God’s work?


Prayer and time with Jesus

Critical elements of harmony

Wisdom, mercy, grace and understanding

Doled out by the bucket full-If we will only ask!


Service is what we do

God’s call to each of us

First to family, then to neighbors

Then to everywhere we go


There is no place where we don’t serve

Our calling is to surrender

Our work comes from obedience

People are important, be His servant


Clay Corvin
July 5, 2019





Arise sleeper and go forth
The Lord is preparing you
Service today is filled with His glory
His miracles await you

The breath of life empowers you
What will you say to the lost?
The Lord God Almighty fills you
Just ahead is the Jordan

Cross over into your promised land
The Lord is with you
Be available, be ready
He calls us to be usable, speak truth

The World reacts against you
Everything you stand for
Infuriates the lost, Christ calls you
To be His witness, His sacrifice

Today is the day
There is no tomorrow
Be the life of Christ
Servanthood extols His grace

You’ve not passed this way before
Each new day is an assault on evil
Be not be afraid for the Lord is here
Our God goes with us

Clay Corvin
June 30, 2019


God never sleeps, never dozes, never misses anything
He is the Creator, watching over mankind, His creation
Before you were formed in your mother’s womb
He knew you – He’s not missed one second of your life
He had a mission for you – you count with the Father
Sin destroys us, we are sinful through and through, it sidetracks us
Jesus comes to us with the Gospel, He has a better way

The Lord is near – He is as indivisible from us as our shadow
He is here – always here – never not here
Good, bad, or indifferent, whatever ugly mess we make of our lives
Jesus reaches out to us, claiming us, reassuring us – we count with the Lord
We belong to Jesus – He treasures us – He knows us – He loves us – He is love

Jesus always knows exactly what is going on with us, each one of us
He is never indifferent to our condition, He cries with us, He laughs with us, He loves us
He never wearies of dealing with us – perfect patience, total love – He never walks away
Jesus deals with us individually, He knows each one of us, totally, completely
He matures His promises in our journey, we count with Jesus Christ
We discover in our spiritual journey that He reveals Himself to us day by day
Today we know Him, tomorrow we know Him better – we count with Jesus

The Lord Himself cares for us, not angels, our Father, Shepherd, King, Lord
He guards us now, He knows what is going on, He is by our side
He guards us when we leave, when we return, we count with Jesus

Jesus is our protection from all evil, 24/7, He is always on the clock
He is able to care for us, forever, always, in every situation
He is committed to us, Jesus never leaves us, we count with Him
We are His treasure, the apple of His eye, individually, personally

We count with Jesus, He forgives us and gives us His righteousness
Today He is with me, now He is with me, when I am bad He is with me
He never leaves me, He is the mighty God, the Lord Almighty, Jesus Christ
Nothing can separate us from Jesus Christ, Nothing

Clay Corvin
May 16, 2019
Northport, AL




I’M IN TROUBLE PS 120 A Psalm of Ascent
I’m in trouble again, it surprised me
I will not be overrun by the lies of the world
I repent of my selfish ways
Lord I turn to you, I claim you, your Word, your presence
Remind me Lord that I’m just passing through
Help me to understand that you are here with me
I’m just losing the world
I will never lose you
Ups and downs are part of life, good and bad come and go
Everyone has a hard time, no one escapes difficulty
Heartache and pain walk with us every day
Anxiety and losing are normal in the world
But Jesus is always here, He equips me to survive
To survive and thrive, He brings joy and peace
Even though the world swirls with chaos
Jesus is here, He holds my had and walks with me
Our destiny is with the Lord
We are becoming more like Jesus every day
We love the unlovely, the hurting and hurtful
Christ enables us to continue in the face of loss and pain
He will never leave us
He will give us His strength
Even if we are cut down in our prime
Jesus is still with us and will carry us home
Clay Corvin 
April 5, 2019


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




Jesus is coming
We hear Him approaching
Prepare the way for our Lord
Jesus is coming, soon

Jesus is coming
Not an emissary
Not an archangel
Not an army
He is coming

We don’t know the year
We don’t know the day
We don’t know the hour
Jesus is coming
He is coming soon

It doesn’t matter when He comes
We are to be ready now
He is coming for you
Jesus is coming, soon

Jesus is coming for His own
We belong to Him
We belong to Him forever
He will gather us close
Judging the wicked
Taking us with Him
Jesus is coming soon

Jesus came to die for our sin
His first coming most important
Now He is coming again
This second time for Us
Jesus is coming soon

We know what to do
Until He returns
Love God, Love one another
Jesus is coming soon

Clay Corvin
3/31/19. Rome, Italy
Hotel Lancelot




Brokenness will dog our steps
No matter our clout-No healing for the lost
Healing comes from Jesus
We will be with Jesus or we will be lost

Jesus paid it all – praises to Him
Thankfulness wells up from our soul
We don’t start with Christ and move on
We will be with Jesus or we will be lost

Sin brings helplessness – dead in our sin
Sin cauterizes our heart – it stomps out our yearning to praise
Our heartbeat is hollow those days
We will be with Jesus or we will be lost

Doesn’t matter how lost – the ground is level at the cross
Everyone comes the same way – No one can pay the price
Jesus paid it all – while we were dead in our trespass and sin Christ died for us
We will be with Jesus or we will be lost

Praise His name – hallelujah -Jesus is Lord
I am so grateful He saved me
Every moment clinging to Him-He lives in me
We will be with Jesus or we will be lost

I claim His promises for life – He guides me in paths of righteousness
The evil I face – Jesus faced it first
He walks ahead of me – He knows the way
We will be with Jesus or we will be lost

All of our victory is in Jesus
We are not called to know the future
We are called to work and do what Jesus says
We will be with Jesus or we will be lost

Jesus is worthy of all our praise – We live and breathe because of Him
His live gives us life – Lord I am grateful
Thank you for today
We will be with Jesus or we will be lost

Blessings abound in each of our lives – count them
Thank Jesus – all praise is due Him
Keep your eyes on Christ – Remember who you are and whose you are
We will be with Jesus or we will be lost

Clay Corvin – Henry Hall – 4/13/19