Here I Am, Lord
Here I Am, Lord ~ is one song featured on the fourth CD Sacred Songs and due to the overwhelming international success of this song, we felt we needed to re-release this song in MP3 format for easy download.
This most precious CD was inspired by a wonderful meeting of Esther and Ben Sanidad whom I met in 1997. This story is truly an inspirational one and is mentioned in Dr. Ben Sanidad’s book Choosing to Live—a book about courage, faith and great love. With their love, support and generosity helped to make this CD a reality.
My ever talented and treasured John Sheard (pianist, producer, arranger—best known as the musical director for the late Stuart McLean’s The Vinyl Café) arranged and produced this song. I have always believed that when you love a song that you don’t want it to end, and so I asked John if he could extend this specific song. And so, in only John’s way…’ask and you shall receive’… John created one of the most beautiful music compositions that still brings tears to my eyes when I hear it. John also brought a new addition to this song with the engineering talents of L. Stu Young and working at Trubble Clef Studios. It was fun to watch “the boys”, as I called them, work their magic in the studio.
I do not know if it was the combination of the music I was recording, the amazing team of John and L. Stu, or the circumstance associated with this specific recording, but I had never felt such a ‘calmness’… such a sense of utter joy, as I did, recording this song.
As the saying goes "It takes a village..." and so I want to share the team and credit those who helped make this song and CD a success:
Produced and Arranged by John Sheard
Recorded & Mixed by L.Stu Young at Trubble Clef Studio
Digital Transfers by Matt McKenzie at Kitchentable Media
Mastered by Nick Rawson
CD Designs by Patrick Duffy for Attention
CD Photos by Jen van der Vecht
CD Pressing by Richard Boudreau at Accudub Inc.
Here I Am, Lord (Daniel L. Schutte, 1981 OCP Publications)
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