Song Testimonials

This is the first lighthouse Ronny saw after he wrote the song, "The Lighthouse".

It has been forty years since the song, The Lighthouse, won the coveted Dove and Fan Awards. Help me celebrate THE YEAR OF THE LIGHTHOUSE.



One of the hardest questions to answer is the one that is asked over and over again, “Ronny, of all the songs you have written, which one is your favorite?”  Of course, a writer’s songs are like his children, he’s going to defend them all.  The parents of children do not measure their love for their children according to their skills or physical challenges.  As a songwriter, you must place the blame or credit for the way they are (all their attributes or lack of) on your own shoulders.

I choose for one reason only to call The Lighthouse my favorite song of all I’ve written.  It was the first song I wrote of any notoriety and therefore its longevity has afforded thousands of testimonies to its effectiveness in everyday life situations.  So if you have a testimony of what The Lighthouse has meant to you please share it with us all. Or, maybe yours is another song that I’ve written that has blessed your life in a special way.  We’d love to hear about it!

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(19) Michael Roubidoux
Tue, 13 May 2014 21:20:06 +0000

My favorite is When He Was On The Cross ...
In Luke 22:31-34 Jesus after pouring His life into them, Ask Peter to help the other disciples to be strong once he repented and come back to Him. He knew every one of them would deny Him,( just common flesh and bone ).

(18) Spencer
Sat, 1 March 2014 01:55:13 +0000

When did u write the song sin died here

(17) BJ Jenkins
Mon, 17 February 2014 06:46:03 +0000

The Lighthouse was one of the first songs I ever recorded, because it was (and still is today) my all time favorite song. When I was in the studio at Hilltop in Nashville working on that album, Ronnie Hinson walked in the room where I was recording. Of course I was star struck, and the thought me singing HIS song in front of HIM seemed impossible. I quickly found him to be very humble and filled with the Spirit of God. It was evident in Ronnie Hinson, the person, and in his music. We instantly became friends. He even went on to produce two other albums for me, and let me sing a few times on the program with "the Hinson's." Although I begged him to pitch a song (any song) to me, I never could convince him to do it. (still waiting)

But I will have to say "The Lighthouse" became my theme song, and I have never done a concert without it. It also gave me an open invitation to come and "sing the Lighthouse on the first Sunday of every year until Jesus comes" at the FBC Orlando. That says a lot for any song! "The Lighthouse" is timeless. It speaks the gospel in a clear and simple way...we are all lost on the sea of life, if we will look to the Light Jesus Christ, He will lead us safely home. If it wasn't for Jesus ...where would we be? Lost with no hope! Thanks Ronnie, may God continue to inspire you to write, and in turn, have you inspire others to do the same.

(16) Linda Racey
Sun, 9 February 2014 20:38:02 +0000

"The Lighthouse" was one of my husband's favorite song and mine also. He passed away in 2005 and needless to say, it was the highlight song of his memorial service. After a number of years straying from the Lord, Jesus was the beacon of light that led us back to Him.........our personal lighthouse. Thank you for using God's gift for His Glory.

(15) Jamey Bearb
Fri, 17 January 2014 14:15:09 +0000

Ronnie I'm the age of 36, when is was younger my dad introduced me to the Hinsons. Well I started playing guitar and trying to sing like You and Kenny. Just a couple years ago I started finding y'all music on CD. And hadn't heard y'all music in years. Well it has been touching me more than ever. I'm now a fiddler down here in Lafayette Louisiana. I was also at concerts y'all done here. We have an old style country show done here by Freddie Pate. I wasn invited to sing and play fiddle, and was able to do one of y'all songs. Crowd loved it, and it meant so much to me to sing Hinsons song I used to sing in my room and finally share it with a crowd to minister. Also, do you recall who played steel guitar on the Generations album? Love y'all and God bless!!!!!

(14) CAROL
Wed, 30 January 2013 05:28:35 +0000
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I was at the Hendersonville, Tn songwriters event tonight, January 29th. It was a great program. I found it hard to believe that you had no idea what you were writing about when you wrote The Lighthouse. I have loved that song and still love to sing the chorus : And I thank God for the Lighthouse.... I thank God for giving you the inspiration to write that song and all of the inspirations He has given you in the past 40 years. He is an awesome God! Praise Him! Praise HIm!

(13) Hermine
Fri, 25 January 2013 21:14:39 +0000
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Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She put the shell to her ear and screamed.
There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

(12) Rose Mary Dennis
Wed, 18 July 2012 23:54:37 +0000

I guess my fist letter didn't get there. Well, I heard you guys in 1968 or 69 in Lesiwsville, Tx. at the Church of God. I loved you all then and I love you now. You guys had such a anouinting and you still have it. Kenny crossed over but the anouinting didn't leave. I love to feel the presents of the Lord when you all sing. I will forever be a fan of the Singing Hinsons.

(11) Rose Mary Dennis
Wed, 18 July 2012 23:48:59 +0000

I wanted to finish my letter. I remember when I heard you so many years ago, you gave a alter call and told the people if they didn't know Jesus don't leave with out him. That impressed me and you still are doing the same thing after all these years. Ronny, Kenny, Larry and Yvonne, The Singing Hinsons. God Bless you and keep on keeping on.

(10) Danny Crumley
Fri, 29 June 2012 19:36:29 +0000

Bro Ronny, The Light House speaks to the world of his love for mankind. Thank You and Kenny for obeying God. It is truly inspired by God. You sing from your heart. I can feel the spirit of the lord when you sing. There is another song you sing that is special to my heart. I heard '' Fountain Of Youth'' on the radio in front of the light company. It touched my heart. I sang it at my Mother and Daddy's funeral. Thank You for writing it. All of your songs are good, but this one is special for me. God Bless You and what you are doing for the lord......Hope to see you in concert sometime....... I'm from Bastrop, La. I'd like to meet you............

(9) Dinah
Fri, 18 May 2012 22:45:55 +0000

i just love the hinsons listen to them almost every day thanks for writing all the songs you wrote ronny love your singing and i'm hoping that you will make another recording.....

(8) Millie
Tue, 15 May 2012 22:00:51 +0000

I first saw the Original Hinsons in the 70's, and saw the New Hinsons for the first time when they sang at the talent show on a Saturday morning in Springdale, AR after the Albert E. Brumley all night singing one year. Then we came to see you and the New Hinsons in October 1996 in Springdale, AR and I heard "The Palm of His Hand" and "Oasis". I had been going through some real trials in my life and that night, I cried almost the whole concert. I felt like those songs were meant just for me and were a message sent from God that He knew where I was and He would take me through it. It was like having Him hold me and caress me in a way only a father can. Thanks for ALL your great songs. I have been a fan since the early 70's and sang many of your songs as specials in church. There is much to be said about the anointing your songs hold. Today so many of the newer songs say so little and have no feeling or meaning behind them. Thanks for staying true to God and listening to His voice. When I see you or the New Hinsons in concert, I truly feel like I have been to church, not just been entertained.

(7) Sherri Harrison
Tue, 20 March 2012 04:07:56 +0000

Ronny this is the truth, EVERY night I listen to you, Kenny,Larry and Yvonne sing the Lighthouse! I love the you-tube version by Dirkworks at the Gaither gathering. I was 15 the song came out and it still touches my life to this day! I've played it to sinners, family,friends, and it has left an annointed mark on them all! God bless you for giving your life to God, and using your talent to reach souls for him, as sir, you have touched, blessed, and changed

(6) Sherri Harrison
Tue, 20 March 2012 03:18:51 +0000

Ronny this is the truth, EVERY night I listen to you, Kenny,Larry and Yvonne sing the Lighthouse! I love the you-tube version by Dirkworks at the Gaither gathering. I was 15 the song came out and it still touches my life to this day! I've played it to sinners, family,friends, and it has left an annointed mark on them all! God bless you for giving your life to God, and using your talent to reach souls for him, as sir, you have touched, blessed, and changed many!

(5) jane Puckett
Sat, 25 February 2012 05:42:58 +0000

i love God and want to live for Jesus. I can be down and in a bad mood and listen to this song over and over. It makes me so happy every time i listen to it. I have heard many others sing it but, I love The Hinson's the best. I shall never forget this song and I love you all.

(4) Jason Anderson
Mon, 20 February 2012 03:20:37 +0000

Hi Ronnie,

As a child my mom would take me to gospel music concerts and I have been to many of yours in Fort Smith Arkansas area. It has been 35 years or so since I have been to one of your shows. I am now 41 and the Lighthouse is still a song I frequently sing in my head when I need comfort and strength. In 2003, my wife at the age of 32 was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. God has blessed us and she continues to be with us today. Her cancer has now spread to her stomach and colon and the fight continues to get harder. I recently wrote the words to "The Lighthouse" in an email and sent them to her. I ask that you prayer for her and our two boys, Grayson (14) and Parker (12) and the words of "The Lighthouse" give her as much comfort as it does me knowing that truely, God is the Lighthouse and He will someday lead us home.

(3) Mike Conwell
Sun, 19 February 2012 14:05:38 +0000

It is impossible not to love The Lighthouse. You tapped into every Christains heart for Jesus is the lighthouse. B ut for me the greatest song ever written is That i Could Still Go Free. You wrote that for me to sing. I can't tell you how many lives that you and I have reached in my area with that master peice. I want to thank you and your family for changing gospel music. Many of us your age would not have played gospel if you guys had not made it fun and exciting. Lord bless you and please keep up the good work.

(2) B. Simmons
Wed, 30 November 2011 20:08:44 +0000

Since I was a teen, I loved the Hinsons Songs. The Lighhouse has always been a favoite, and many, many others. I remember thru my life, especially the rough times, that LIGHTHOUSE has always been there, for me, JESUS. HE has kept me, blessed me and my family and HEALED my boby from sickness. Thank GOD for the Lighthouse that never will grow dim or fade away. It will be there to usher me into the presence of JESUS one day ahead. Thank GOD for the Hinsons and ALL they gave thru song.

(1) Wilma Loggins
Fri, 28 October 2011 11:51:50 +0000

I have loved "The Lighthouse" for many years. For me, it is as Joshua's rocks by the Jordan, a remembrance of God's grace and faithfulness (Joshua 4:19-23).

I prayed earnestly for my mother's acceptance of Christ as Savior for decades.

One sad day, I received a call telling me she had an aggressive cancer and was to live only a very short time. We rushed to her bedside there on Puget Sound. Shortly after arriving, she asked me to look from her hospital window to see a cross atop a church overlooking the Sound. The cross continuously turned and at night was lit so as to be visible in all directions and at all times. It used to be a "lighthouse" for the big ships, but for her, a constant reminder of Christ's love and sacrifice. By the view of that old lighthouse, she accepted Christ as Savior.

God is faithful! Remembering, I sing from my heart, "He has shown His light around me that I might clearly see. If it wasn't for the lighthouse where would this ship be?