I was tuned into “My Song of Songs” for several reasons. My dad mentioned it some time ago. Johnny Hallett dedicated it to “my esteemed friend, Erik Leidzen,” a beloved writer of Salvation Army music and a professional composer. I love the words too. After all, what more can I say as a professional musician than that “He fills my life with joyous melody.” And spiritually, my desire is that Christ will always be my song of songs.
Throughout the recording session, my dad served as my tonemeister. He sat in the booth and listened to what was going on. It was a great experience to have him there, being my ears and encouragement as he has always been. He conducted this beautiful Gaelic melody, “A Gaelic Blessing”, that ends on a message of hope:
May the roads rise with you,
and the winds be always at your back;
And may the Lord hold you,
In the hollow of His Hand, In the hollow of His hand.