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Lighthouse

COVERED BY ELVIS

Lighthouse


recording date elvis: Friday, 31 march 1972; Informal
first release:


originally by: The Original Hinsons

recording year: 1971
originally written by: hinson
catalognumber: stav 5056
label: calvary
album: sing about the lighthouse



Ronny Hinson wrote this modern gospel in 1970 and recorded it with his own group the following year. The group, known as The Hinsons, was made up of Ronny, Larry, Kenny, and Yvonne Hinson. The number was released on the LP "The Hinsons Sing About The Lighthouse" on Calvary Records, STAV 5056. The song went on to win numerous gospel music awards. The LP was later re-released as a CD with the name of the group shown as The Original Hinsons.
Elvis's version is an informal recording, never intended for release.


Lighthouse
performed by:
The Original Hinsons



There's a lighthouse on the 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 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 by this way anymore,
Ain't no use of it standing around.

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 up 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 shone a light around me
That I could clearly see,
If it wasn't for the lighthouse
Tell me where would this ship be.



Lighthouse
performed by:
Elvis Presley



On the hillside
That overlooks life's sea.
When my soul is tossed it sends out a light,
that I might see.

And I thank God for the lighthouse,
I owe my life to Him.
Jesus is the lighthouse
from the rocks of sin

I remember one story
.......just in time i saw the light
where it wasn't for the lighthouse
where would this ship be





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