My plan of playing Soldier’s Joy quickly went away. Although I have the idea of the tune down pretty well, I don’t know how it goes, making it nigh on impossible to learn.
Instead, I started learning Ash Grove, which you may know better as Let All Things Now Living. I fiddled around with How Firm a Foundation, too, since I was playing it on guitar. Now that works out rather well. I play something for church on guitar, and then step over to the hammered dulcimer and plunk it out there!
Speaking of guitar… Did you know it’s quite difficult to play hymns properly if you want to rock and roll?