OCEANS – HILLSONG UNITED SONGS. Lyrics and Chords

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Hillsong United songs – A Powerful Reminder that God is Near. Oceans, Lyrics and Chords. Nearly twenty years ago an Australian church’s youth ministry decided to record a worship album. Since then they’ve released eleven live and four studio albums. And they’ve become one of the hottest acts in the contemporary Christian music world. We’re talking, of course, about Hillsong United.

Hillsong United songs: OCEANS

Since their founding, there have been plenty of Hillsong United songs that have made an impact but none have had the staying power or wide appeal as their 2013 hit, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail). Out of all of the Hillsong United songs, Oceans is the only one to peak at number one on the US Christian charts. But that’s not all. It’s also the only one that made it to the US Hot 100 charts, hitting number 83. This is an incredible feat for any song, even more so for a Christian worship song like Oceans.

What and who is behind the success of this powerful Christian anthem?

Like many other Hillsong United Songs, Oceans was largely written by Joel Houston, the son of Hillsong Church’s senior pastors, Brian and Bobbie Houston. In a recent interview, he spoke about the song and said, “I feel like we’re at our best when we’re broken because I feel like that’s the moment when God gets to be made evident. And it gives us an opportunity to love and to trust and to operate from a place of his strength”.

Apparently, millions of Christians feel the same way because this song about our vulnerabilities and God’s consistent love has touched them and reminded them that – no matter where they may end up – He is near.

Beginning with the words, “You call me out upon the waters/The great unknown where feet may fail” Oceans strikes a chord with many who have experienced suffering, pain, and loss. Going through heartache can feel like being adrift on an open sea with no idea of what the future holds or what dangers may lurk beneath the waters. Like life, Oceans begins with the unknown and dangers. But the first verse ends with a bold declaration: “My faith will stand”.

The song lyrics then reflects on God’s power and grace while pleading with Him to remain ever at our side. In many ways, it echoes the psalms of David. Those too were songs that recognized the dangers of life while declaring a firm commitment to the God who is able to save in every situation.

Oceans hillsong united chords lyricsBut it isn’t just the lyrics that have kept this song afloat. The melody begins with quiet waves of emotion, slowly building up to a powerful climax that will remind you, again and again that God is near. All together, it’s one of the most powerful Hillsong United songs ever released. And it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon. So take a look at this song lyrics and chords.

And that’s a good thing. Because with all of the chaos in this world, what we need most is a reminder of the fact that God has “never failed and [He] won’t start now”.

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Lyrics and Chords

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

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