Here I Am, Lord

By: Dan Schutte, S.J.

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.

I the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne My peoples 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 word to them.  Whom shall I send? (Refrain)

I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame. 
I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide, till their hearts be satisfied.

I will give My life to them.  Whom shall I send? (Refrain)

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