The song “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" was written by Matt Crocker, Joel Houston and Salomon Ligthelm with lead vocals by Taya Smith. It was released on 10 September 2013 as Hillsong United's second single from their album, Zion and became the longest-running No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart. Billboard later named it as the No.1 song on the Hot Christian Songs chart for 2014.
Hillsong’s arrangement is quite different from the majority of contemporary Christian songs. Its orchestration slowly builds in both ambient and expansive sound. The symbolic lyrics define the desire for a stronger faith, one described as trust without borders. A real faith for all who call and hope upon their saviour.
The biblical description of this type of faith is contained in Matthew 14:23-33. By faith, Peter moved beyond what would seem possible for anyone on the water.