Oceans – Hillsong United (Where Feet May Fail)

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This is one of the most beautiful, yet haunting worship songs I have ever heard. It’s not a long song with a lot of verses, yet it’s unique as lead singer, Taya Smith repeats the main chorus several times as she brings a wave a cold chills with her beautifully trained, soft and unstrained voice. The song is performed beautifully and the audience is fully embraced and engaged in their performance. It’s one of those songs you hear and you want to hear over and over again!

According to Wikipedia: Oceans is the third EP by Australian worship band Hillsong United.

The EP released on 10 September 2013, and features four versions of the song, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail),” 

The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Christian Songs chart at the end of 2013. Billboard referred to the band’s name as “United” on the chart.

Background:

The song was one of the first ones the band wrote for Zion. Breathecast described the other versions of the song as follows: “The latter [second] version strips away a little of the cinematic strings effect as well as the extended bridge of the original. Rather, imbued with a acerbic drumming pattern and heftier production, it certainly has the package Christian radio is looking for. The Lark Remix which is third on the EP accelerates the tempo morphing this ballad into a club-like anthem with pacey dance beats, yet without destroying the reverential mode of the song.” He said of the fourth live version: “It is the most worshipful version”

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Hillsong United Song Lyrics
You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand
And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine
Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now
So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine
Songwriters: Joel Houston / Matt Crocker / Salomon Lighthelm

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) lyrics © Songtrust Ave, Capitol Christian Music Group

Click the link to read and learn more about this amazing band.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceans_(EP)

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