I have been a fan of Hillsong United ever since I started attending a “contemporary” worship service (more on why I used quotes there later). They never fail to make really great sounding, high quality music at the same time as provoking thought and entering into worship. A lot of “Christian radio” these days is missing out on worship AND on great sounds. My husband and I often joke about the choices some of the contemporary Christian artists make. Why use those corny lyrics? Why use that machine-like drum sound? Is the song encouraging anyone? Is it pointing people to Jesus? Okay – off my soapbox (for now) and back to the main idea of this post.
First things first: Watch this video. Really, truly watch it. Stop whatever else you’re doing and focus on it. Let it seep in.
Now. How do you feel? Did those lyrics speak to you like they spoke to me?
“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.”
You know what I’m talking about. The conviction. The pull inside you, reaching to your very bones. Every time I add this song to my set list for a Sunday morning, I know it will reach someone. Every time, after the service, a different soul tells me how the song touched them. And in this particular video, it’s just that; a lovely moment of worship is being held by everyone involved. Did you have a moment of worship? I hope so.
4 thoughts on “Oceans”
Omg! That song has been on my heart for weeks now!
I have loved this song since the first time I heard it. You always sing it so beautifully. 🙂
Thanks, Holly! You are kind 🙂