[I will call upon the Lord]

[I will call upon the Lord]

Composer: Michael O'Shields
Published in 17 hymnals


Audio files: Recording

Composer: Michael O'Shields

Michael O’Shields was a young minister travelling in Oklahoma and Texas in the 1970s. He was struggling to make ends meet, and it was especially tough when the contribution was pretty meager, so he was calling upon the Lord for very tangible, felt needs when he wrote “I Will Call Upon the Lord”. The song’s pace might make you think he was in a joyful, upbeat mood, but he was likely feeling the opposite deep down. Yet, O’Shields knew what to do – he used the words David wrote in Psalm 18 centuries earlier as praise to God when he had been saved from enemies. It’s illuminating that Michael O’Shields adapted this psalm as his own petition to God, especially since David was already experiencing God’s saving hand. O’Shields m… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [I will call upon the Lord]
Composer: Michael O'Shields
Incipit: 13434 35154 34311
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1981, Universal Music Corp. and Sound III, Inc.

Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

African American Heritage Hymnal #109

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #498

Celebremos Su Gloria #24

Complete Mission Praise #306

Text InfoAudio

Glory to God #621

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #458

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #15

Renew! Songs and Hymns for Blended Worship #15

Sing Joyfully #101

Sing the Faith #2002

Sing With Me #33

The Celebration Hymnal #530

The Faith We Sing #2002

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #38

This Far By Faith #277

Total Praise #110

Worship and Rejoice #653

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