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Posted:  11 Jul 2005 15:29
Looking for the lyrics to this song "Here I Am Lord." Used to sing it at Catholic guitar Mass in the 1980's.
Words I remember(lines from several verses):
I the Lord of wind and sea
I have heard my people's plea
I have died for love of them
They turn away.
Whom shall I send?

Chorus (I think this is verbatim):
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.
Posted:  12 Jul 2005 17:59   Last Edited By: steveliu
Hi there. Here are the lyrics you're looking for. Words and Music are by Daniel L. Schutte, copyright 1981.

Mr. Schutte's Web site is at http://www.danschutte.com/main.htm

1.
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 am I, 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, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Chorus

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.

Chorus

4.
I will break their hearts of stone,
Give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my words to them.
Whom shall I send?

Chorus

5.
I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will send the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them.
My hand will save.

Chorus

6.
Finest bread I will provide,
'Til their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send?

Chorus

As always, the lyrics are posted for informational purposes only. If you plan to use these, sheet music is available on MusicNotes.Com

Hope it helps!

God bless,
Steve
Posted:  12 Jul 2005 21:09
Thanks so much!
Posted:  21 Jul 2005 21:38
i dont what the lyrics...i want the cords..
Posted:  21 Jul 2005 21:49   Last Edited By: steveliu
Hi Guest. I can't post the chords, as this would be a copyright violation. But you can purchase an Octavio for $1 here...I assume one of the books/octavios here would have chords, but you might want to call the company to check first.

If you're interested in hearing it, there's a nice recording on this CD:

Psalms & Prophets CDhttp://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=namethathymnl-20&l=ur2&o=1" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;
Posted:  05 Aug 2005 20:19
"Here I am Lord"... I will be leaving for a mission trip to Cuba and would like to take these lyrics in Spanish.  Is there a place to look for them in Spanish? Thank you for your help.  Robbie Wooster
rlwooster@earthlink.net
Posted:  06 Aug 2005 03:53
Your best resource is probably to ask the composer himself. According to his Web site, the e-mail address is:

dan@danschutte.com

All the best on your mission trip!
Steve
Posted:  11 Sep 2005 20:09
i want the vocals of here i am lord
Posted:  13 Sep 2005 05:09
Hi, this song is at least 50 years old. I only have a partial verse. Does anyone recognize it? "Spirit Holy make us lowly, Pure within our heart and true. Daily growing ever knowing, God our Father's will to do." This is not the first verse or title. It may have Lutheran origins. Thanks in advance for any help.
Posted:  04 Oct 2005 00:22
hey steve there are not 6 verses only 3 you seperated them its wrong!
Posted:  04 Oct 2005 00:40
Haha...you're absolutely right. The Chorus is in response to the question "Whom Shall I Send". Thanks for the correction...boy is my face red

Here is the correct version:

1.
I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and 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?

Chorus
Here am I, 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 words to them.
Whom shall I send?

Chorus

3.
I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will send the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them.
My hand will save.

Finest bread I will provide,
'Til their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send?

Chorus

God bless,
Steve
Posted:  25 Oct 2006 14:58
hi when we can find Here I am Lord in the Bible?please email,asap. nols_espn@yahoo.com
Posted:  27 Oct 2006 05:05
Hi Guest,

The words are from Isaiah 6:8.

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?'

And I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'"

Isaiah chapter 6 is the account of Isaiah's calling by God.

Hope it helps. God bless!
Steve
Posted:  05 Feb 2007 03:05
Thanks for this. My daughter liked the song at the church today but we didn't have something to copy the lyrics to so I told her we can get it on internet.
Posted:  27 Feb 2007 11:59
Hi there,

The song and lryics are miracle. What should I say... they just give me the warmth that christ is holding me.. and wanting me to hear.

The song makes me cry.

Sebastian
Posted:  30 Mar 2007 16:53
does any one know where I can get the song complete with pian notes? I'm thirteen and I absolutly adore this song and wouyld love to play it on the piano
thnkeeeee xx
Posted:  09 May 2007 16:56
I really love this song. Everytime I sing or hear this song, I cry. I just don't know why. The words really get to me.
Thank you for the lyrics.
Posted:  29 May 2007 13:22
In addition to the Isaiah reference, the line "I have heard you calling in the night" alludes to a story of the prophet Samuel. In fact, this is a good song to meditate on its relationship to scripture, as it atually relates many passages to each other that we otherwise might no connect.

Peter John Stone
"The only proof we believe in miracles is taking action
when only a miracle can make a difference."
Posted:  11 Jun 2007 16:09
Oh wow I'm not the only one who cries when we sing this song!

Yeah these lyrics get me so emotional... Thanks...
Posted:  11 Jun 2007 18:08
Thanks for the words ! I resently attended a retreat and we sang this.. However we only had the chorus in print.
Yup, it's very emotional... Thanks again
Posted:  26 Jun 2007 01:22
I am NOT relgigious at all.  In fact if I had to "label" myself something... it would be Agnostic. 

Anyways.  I love this song.  ( I did grow up in church with my dad being a part of the priesthood - Hence the reason I AM NOT religious... I know what organized religion is all about - and it "ain't about no God".)  But, anyways. When I was a little girl this was among my favorites.  I still love to play this music via my guitar...

~ May reason prevail ~
Posted:  06 Jul 2007 19:00
Hi, this is my favorite Hymn. It always makes me feel close to God and when I die this is the song I would love to have played for me
Posted:  07 Jul 2007 16:57
Praise the Lord.

Actually, this is a graceful blessed song fills with the powerful love of Jesus Christ.

We can feel Our Lord calling. Everytime when we sing or hear this song, i am sure that many peoples are touched, blessed through the Holy Spirit.

May God Blessings Always Dwells In You All. 

Peace
Posted:  15 Jul 2007 07:03
Thank U so Much!!!
i have been searching for the lyrics of this song since i was a School Girl and a choir Member... sang it once at a Ceremony but had no way to retrace the words...
Thank U... Thank U and Thank U again.
God Bless.
Posted:  24 Jul 2007 17:32
Steve--

Thanks for the lyrics--just one little correction in verse 3--

"tend" instead of "send" the poor and lame--

Blessings--

Faye
Posted:  26 Jul 2007 22:37
This hymn was played at my fathers funeral. Every time I attend  church the choir sings Here I am Lord. It makes me realize that my dad is always with me.  God bless everyone.kate
Posted:  30 Jul 2007 06:38
I'm Roman Catholic and this is one of my favorite hymns. Another one of my favorites is On Eagle's Wings. I hold both of these songs very close to my heart.
Posted:  31 Jul 2007 12:09
shot fo da lyrics pplz!!
Posted:  01 Aug 2007 16:38
I want to thank you for who all had the words to this song. We found the cd but i still needed the words. so thanks
Posted:  30 Aug 2007 17:12
gret!
thanks 4 d lyrics
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