We visited the charming, historic town of Sleepy Hollow, NY today with my mother-in-law who is visiting from Texas. We walked to this lovely little lighthouse near the Tappan Zee Bridge. Hours later, I realized that I had been humming the same tune all day long, one I hadn't thought of in years. Growing up very Baptist, I still have a special place in my heart for the old hymns. I recall hearing this particular one at week long revival meetings, belted out in four part harmony with a deep baritone voice bellowing the pick up notes. When I got home, I looked up the lyrics and began playing it. Soon the old song took on a new and personal meaning for me, and I wanted to share it with you all.
by Ronnie Hinson
There's a lighthouse on a hillside
That overlooks life's sea When I'm tossed, it sends out A light that I might see And the light that shines in darkness now Will safely lead us oer If it wasn't for The Lighthouse My ship would be no more. Chorus: And I thank God for The Lighthouse I owe my life to Him For Jesus is The Lighthouse And from the rocks of sin, He has shown a light all around me That I might clearly see If it wasn't for The Lighthouse Tell me, where would this ship be? Ev'rybody that lives around me Says tear that lighthouse down. The big ships don't sail this way anymore There's no use of it standing 'round. Then my mind goes back to that stormy night When just in time, I saw that light. Yes that light from that old lighthouse That stands up there on the hill