Composer: Dan 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: Dan Schutte (1981, 1983)
Meter: D with refrain
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: © 1981, OCP Publications


Here I Am, Lord

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?

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