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The wind is strong, the water is deep
My heart is heavy and my mind won’t sleep
Oh can you heal, my fear it breathes
I need to know if You’re the shadow I can see

I wanna run to You when the waves break through
I wanna run to You and not turn back

There’s no turning back
Nothing in the past
My eyes on You again
Can’t see nothing at all
But Your outstretched arms
Help me believe it
Though I falter
You got me walking on water

The ocean’s singing, the song of grace
But if I’m honest with myself, I am still afraid

I wanna run to You when the waves break through
I’m gonna run to You and not turn back

There’s no turning back
Nothing in the past
My eyes on You again
Can’t see nothing at all
But Your outstretched arms
Help me believe it
Though I falter
You got me walking on water

I was sinking like a stone again
I was halfway in the grave and then
I looked up and saw Your face again
You pulled me out of the water, water, water

There’s no turning back
Nothing in the past
My eyes on You again
Can’t see nothing at all
But Your outstretched arms
Help me believe it
Though I falter
You got me walking on water
Though I falter
You got me walking on water, water, water
You got me walking on water, water, water, water

Songwriters: Matt Maher / Bear Rineheart / Bo Rineheart
WALKING ON WATER lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Essential Music Publishing

About This Song

a few notes from Joe B., Music Director

A song co-written by Matt Maher, from their latest album, "Hard Love - Hard Cut Sessions" This is a song that will not only be a source of encouragement, but Needtobreathe is also going to use the proceeds to help those in need. In collaboration with their label, 100% of the proceeds will be used to benefit victims of the recent hurricanes impacting the United States.

"This song was one of the first songs we wrote for HARD LOVE, which is kind of crazy because it's one of the last songs we've released now from those sessions. When we went into the mountain house sessions--which is what we've called them--we wanted to throw out every rule that we've ever had about going into a recording process, and we tried out some new things....
...It is one of the more straightforward songs we've written for this project. It is from Peter's perspective, and it is also about us as people, looking out and looking forward. We get to play music for beautiful people every night, and they also have us feeling like we are walking on water. It's a constant reminder to keep your eyes looking ahead." - Needtobreathe

Related Verses in the Bible

Matthew 14:22-33 | Psalm 55:52 | Isaiah 41:10 | Isaiah 43:1 | Psalm 9:10 | 1 Peter 1:3 | Galatians 6:9 | 2 Timothy 1:7 | Matthew 28:20