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"Walking On Water" by NeedtoBreathe


When I first moved back to the Chicago area, I started listening to K-LOVE again. (We didn't get K-LOVE when we were living in our town in Wisconsin). One band started to really grow on me. Its name is NeedtoBreathe, and they're a creative folk rock group from South Carolina. But what most drew me to them was the lead singer's voice. So unique and passionate. I saw them in concert in Chicago recently. And now they've started an acoustic tour.



Needtobreathe is not a worship-song-writing group like Hillsong, Elevation, etc., but they are known for songs on K-LOVE such as "Multiplied," "Brother," and "Hard Love." But my favorite worshipful song of theirs is "Walking On Water." It's the best depiction I've seen of Matthew 14:22-32 in song, from the Apostle Peter's perspective. Video is here. Lyrics are below:

The wind is strong, the water's deep

My heart is heavy and my mind won't sleep

Oh can You hear, 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 are on You again

Can't see nothing at all, but Your outstretched arms, help me believe it

Though I falter, You’ve got me walking on water


The oceans singing, the song of grace

But if I'm honest with myself, I’m still afraid


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