March 28, 2023

The Lighthouse

When my earthly father was alive, he had a gospel band that he called the Lighthouse Band. Naturally, their theme song was The Lighthouse. And, it’s the biggest reason I have a picture of a lighthouse on the home page of this website. Here are the lyrics:

There’s a lighthouse on the hillside
That over looks life’s sea
And 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 o’er
If it wasn’t for the Lighthouse
My ship would be no more

Everybody that lives around us
Says tear that Lighthouse down
The big ships they 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 the light
Yes, the light from that old lighthouse
That stands there on the hill

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 around me
That I could clearly see
If it wasn’t for the Lighthouse (tell me)
Where would this ship be


Homer, Alaska Lighthouse

A place I’ve been told one could “get lit”.

Photo by Al Remington