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Songs by Dan schutte (w/ lyrics)
2011/11/07 13:15

City of God 

1. Awake from your slumber! Arise from your sleep!
A new day is dawning for all those who weep.
The people in darkness have seen a great light.
The Lord of our longing has conquered the night.

Refrain: Let us build the city of God.
May our tears be turned into dancing!
For the Lord, our light and our Love,
has turned the night into day!

2. We are sons of the morning; we are daughters of day. 
The One who has loved us has brightened our way.
The Lord of all kindness has called us to be
a light for his people to set their hearts free.

3. (coda) God is light; in him there is no darkness.
Let us walk in his light, his children one and all.

O comfort my people make gentle your words,
proclaim to my city the day of her birth.

4. O city of gladness, now lift up your voice!
proclaim the good tidings that all may rejoice!


- Music by: Dan Schutte, S.J. -
- Lyrics by: Jim Murray, S.J. -

'Til the end of my days, O Lord
I will bless Your name
Sing Your praise, give You thanks
All my days

Verse 1:
You have made me little less than a god
And have lavished my heart with Your love
With dignity and honour you've clothed me
Given me rule over all

Verse 2:
You have blessed me with good things and plenty
And surrounded my table with friends
Their love and their laughter enrich me
Together we sing Your praise

Verse 3:
Your sun and your moon give me light
And Your stars show the way through the night
Your rivers and streams have refreshed me
I will sing Your praise

Verse 4:
How great is Your love, O Father
That You sent us Your Saviour Son
His death and His rising will heal us
And draw us all unto You

Sing a New Song

Sing a new song unto the Lord
Let your song be sung from mountains high.
Sing a new song unto the Lord
Singing alleluia.

Yahweh's people dance for joy.
Oh come before the Lord.
And play for him on glad tambourines,
And let your trumpet sound.

Sing a new song unto the Lord
Let your song be sung from mountains high.
Sing a new song unto the Lord
Singing alleluia.

Rise oh children from your sleep.
Your Savior now has come.
He has turned your sorrow to joy,
And filled your soul with song.

Sing a new song unto the Lord
Let your song be sung from mountains high.
Sing a new song unto the Lord
Singing alleluia.


Though the mountains may fall and the hills turn to dust, yet the love of the Lord will stand as a shelter for all who will call on His name. Sing the praise and the glory of God. 1.. Could the Lord ever leave you? Could the Lord forget His love? Though a mother forsake her child, He will not abandon you 2...Should you turn and forsake Him, He will gently call your name. Should you wander away from Him, He will always take you back. 3...Go to Him when you're weary, He will give you eagle's wings. You will run never tire, For your God will be your strength. 4... As he swore to your Fathers, when the flood destroyed the land. He will never forsake you, He will swear to you again.

Mass of Christ the Savior (Glory to god)
Mass of Christ the Savior mass setting for the new translation of the Roman Missal by Dan Schutte. Includes Gloria, Gospel Acclamation, Lenten Acclamation, Holy, Acclamations A, B, and C, Doxology and Amen, Lamb of God. 


Daniel L. Schutte (born 1947, Neenah, Wisconsin) is an American composer of Catholic liturgical music and a contemporary Christian songwriter best known for composing the hymn Here I Am, Lord (1981).
Schutte presently is Composer-in-Residence at the University of San Francisco.


Doctor of Humane Letters (an honorary degree), Honoris Causa, University of Scranton, 1980.
Doctor of Music, Honoris Causa, Creighton University, 2006.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, University of San Francisco, 2009.
The Jubilate Deo Award, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, 2011. [1]
Alumni Merit Award, St. Louis University, 1981.
Distinquished Alumni Award, Seattle University, 1983.
Numerous Grammy Nominations with The St. Louis Jesuits, 1976, 1977, 1987, 1980 and 2002.
Song of the Year 2001, United Catholic Music and Video Association, Here, I Am, Lord.
Number One Favorite Hymn poll by readers of The Tablet, 2004, I, the Lord of sea and sky/Here I am, Lord.

His music in contemporary Catholic culture

Schutte continues to be one of the most influential composers of contemporary Catholic liturgical music today. This music continues to have widespread success throughout the English speaking world, in spite of some critics of the post-1960's influence of folk music on traditional Catholic music.

Many of Schutte's compositions, often based on sacred texts, have found wide use.

A recent poll conducted by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians found among members that one of Schutte's hymns came in second among "songs that make a difference".[2] In 2004, a similar survey conducted by The Tablet, an international Catholic magazine, reported Dan Schutte's hymn, "Here I Am, Lord" as reader's favorite.[3] Other polls conducted by major Catholic music publishers and copyright license requests show a similar trend that Schutte's music is among some of the most requested by pastoral musicians for Catholic liturgy.[4]

Around 2008, the United States Bishops Committee on Divine Worship, announced a new Vatican directive regarding the use of the name of God in the sacred liturgy. Specifically, the word “Yahweh” may no longer be “used or pronounced” in songs and prayers during liturgical celebrations" which affected the use of Mr. Schutte's famous song, "You Are Near".[5] This directive however, did not include the singing the song in its original form using "Yahweh" for personal prayer or outside of "liturgical celebrations". The song his since been revised for liturgical settings.


Neither Silver nor Gold (1973) St. Louis Jesuits collaboration
Earthen Vessels (1975) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
A Dwelling Place (1976) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
Gentle Night (1977) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
Lord of Light (1981) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
The Steadfast Love (1985) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
Let Heaven Rejoice (1997) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
Lift Up Your Hearts (1996) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
May We Praise You (1997) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
Lover of Us All (1989)
Drawn By A Dream (1993)
Always and Everywhere (1997)
Here I Am, Lord: Anthology 1970 - 1985 (2001)
Glory in the Cross (2001)
You Are Near: Music For Quiet Reflection (2003)
Prince of Peace: Music for Advent and Christmas (2004)
Morning Light (2005) St. Louis Jesuit collaboration
All My Days: Instrumental Music for Quiet Reflection (2006)
One Lord of All (2007) St. Louis Jesuits Instrumental collection
God's Holy Gifts (2008)
Table of Plenty: Anthology 1985 - 2000 (2008)
Here I Am, Lord: 30th Anniversary Edition (2009)
Companion music for Walking the Sacred Path (2009)