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Here I Am, Lord Hymn Story and Lyrics

History and Writer of Here I am Lord Hymn

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
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 word 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 it is the second most loved song in the United Methodist Church, especially among the youth.

Here I am Lord Hymn Lyrics

I, the Lord of sea and sky
I have heard my people cry
All who dwell in dark and sin
My hand will save

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
I, who made the stars of night
I will make their darkness bright
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 3]
I, the Lord of snow and rain
I have borne my people's pain
I have wept for love of them
They turn away

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.


For links to other old and popular hymns visit here.

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