Saturday, 27 August 2016

Here I Am, Lord Hymn Story

Here I Am, Lord is probably one of the most well known hymns that has crossed the divide between Catholics and Protestants. Many Protestants feature this song in their worship services which is remarkable when you consider the differences that exist between Catholics and Protestants.

Having said this it should be noted that this hymn has a powerful message of surrender to the will of God. 

Dan Schutte wrote this song in 1981. It is based on the message found in Isaiah 6:8 and 1 Samuel 3. In Isaiah we see the Lord God Almighty asking whom He shall send and Isaiah responding positively to God's call. In his response Isaiah says, "Here I am, send me".

Regardless of whether we are Protestants or Catholics Jesus is calling us and we need to respond to God's call. It is a call for service. A call for spreading the world and love of God to the people around us. 

No wonder this is a song that young and old have fallen in love with. Surveys have shown that is the second most loved song in the United Methodist church especially among the youth.

In the video below we will hear and watch a beautiful rendition of this hymn which is also known as I, the Lord of sea and sky.




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