This afternoon when Spencer was here, one of the things he did was to retrieve his melodica to take back to his apartment. Just looking at a melodica takes me back to my childhood, when we had a melodica choir at school. One of the things we played was this hymn. I played the alto line.
Unto the Hills Around Do I Lift Up
John D. Campbell
Unto the hills around do I lift up
my longing eyes
O whence for me shall my salvation come, from whence arise?
From God, the Lord, doth come my certain aid,
From God, the Lord, Who heaven and earth hath made.
He will not suffer that thy foot be
moved: safe shalt thou be.
No careless slumber shall His eyelids close, Who keepeth thee.
Behold, He sleepeth not, He slumbereth ne’er,
Who keepeth Israel in His holy care.
Jehovah is Himself thy Keeper true,
thy changeless Shade;
Jehovah thy Defense on thy right hand Himself hath made.
And thee no sun by day shall ever smite;
No moon shall harm thee in the silent night.
From every evil shall He keep thy
soul, from every sin;
Jehovah shall preserve thy going out, thy coming in.
Above thee watching, He Whom we adore
Shall keep thee henceforth, yea, forevermore.