Here Am I

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Brian Wren
Tune Name: PINCHER CREEK

Lyrics as Poetry

Here am I,
where underneath the bridges
in our winter cities
homeless people sleep.
Here am I,
where in decaying houses
little children shiver,
crying in the cold.
Where are you?

Here am I,
with people in the line-up
anxious for a handout
aching for a job.
Here am I,
when pensioners and strikers
sing and march together,
wanting something new.
Where are you?

Here am I,
where two or three are gathered,
ready to be altered
by the wine and bread.
Here am I,
when any new Zacchaeus
gives away possessions,
finds the way to life.
Where are you?

Where am I,
when priests and people wonder
why the veil is broken
at the holy place?
I have gone
where waifs and widows suffer:
at the next Golgotha,
loving to the end.
Where are you?


Words by
Brian WrenCopyright © 1983, 1995 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Copyright © 1983, 1995 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Scripture Reference

  • Matthew 25:31-45

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Communion
  • Eucharist
  • Forgiveness
  • Giving
  • Golgotha
  • Homelessness
  • Justice, Human Rights
  • Lent
  • Outreach
  • Sorrow
  • Zacchaeus

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