Here I Am, Lord

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Here I Am, Lord, also known as "I, the lord of sea and sky," is a well known Christian hymn written by Dan Schutte in 1981. Its words are based on Isaiah 6:8 and 1 Samuel 3. It is published by OCP Publications and has become one of the most well known Catholic hymns in use today.

Despite its Catholic origins, Schutte's hymn is also sung in many Protestant worship services and is found in most Christian hymnals being translated into over 20 languages.[1] It has been used at many Papal Masses and at International World Youth Day events.[2][3]

In 2004 a survey conducted by The Tablet, an international Catholic magazine, reported Dan Schutte's hymn, "Here I Am, Lord" as reader's favorite.[4] A poll conducted by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians found among members that Schutte's hymn, "Here I Am, Lord" came in second among "songs that make a difference".[5] A 2008 survey conducted by the United Methodist Church found Schutte's hymn second favorite behind "Amazing Grace."[6]