Here I Am, Lord, also known as “I, the lord of sea and sky,” is the well known Christian hymn written by American composer Dan Schutte in 1981. The words are based on Isaiah 6:8 and 1 Samuel 3. Published by OCP Publications, it 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.
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?
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.