Here I Am, Lord

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1 I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in deepest sin
My hand will save.
I who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord. Is it I Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

2 I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my people's pain.
I have wept for love of them.
They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
Give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them,
Whom shall I send? [Refrain]

3 I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them.
My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide
Till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send? [Refrain]

Source: Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #211

Author: Daniel L. Schutte

Daniel L. Schutte (born 1947, Neenah, Wisconsin) is an American composer of Catholic liturgical music and a contemporary Christian songwriter best known for composing the hymn "Here I Am, Lord," also known as "I, the lord of sea and sky", (1981). He grew up in Elm Grove, Wisconsin and graduated from Marquette University High School before entering the Jesuits. He was one of the founding members of the St. Louis Jesuits who popularized a contemporary style of church music set to sacred texts sung in English as a result of the liturgical reforms initiated by Vatican II. He released nine collections with the St. Louis Jesuits and a 30 year anniversary collection in 2005. Other members of the St. Louis Jesuits are Bob Dufford, Roc O'Co… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I, the Lord of sea and sky
Title: Here I Am, Lord
Author: Daniel L. Schutte (1981)
Meter: D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Here I am, Lord
Copyright: © 1981, OCP Publications



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