I happened upon the singing group Celtic Thunder which played on PBS, and I was struck by the sentimentality of the song, “Come By The Hills” and more importantly, the fine interpretation by a young 15 year old singer, Damian McGinty. The melding of this young fresh voice with the teaching found within the lyric struck me as an interpretation taken from the Sermon on the Mount, asking us to stop the worry, taken the moment and relish it as a gift from God:

Come by the hills to the land
where fancy is free
And stand where the peaks meet the sky
and the rocks reach the sea
Where the rivers run clear and the bracken
is gold in the sun
And cares of tomorrow must wait
till this day is done.


Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. (Matthew 6:34)