I, the Lord of sea and sky

I, the Lord of sea and sky. Daniel Schutte* (1947- ). Words and music were written in 1981, when Schutte was associated with the St Louis Jesuits (see Roman Catholic hymnody, USA*). As C. Michael Hawn* has pointed out (www.umportal.org/article.asp?id=4801) they have become so well known by all denominations that ‘many Protestants are unaware that this hymn represents Roman Catholic renewal music resulting from the Second Vatican Council’ (see Vatican II and its influence on USA hymns and hymnals*). CY points out that ‘the text is typical of song writers’ in that era softening/adapting traditional ‘‘Christian’’ God language’; although it has an orthodox Trinitarian structure,addressing God...

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