Holy Water Lyrics + Video

God, I’m on my knees again
God, I’m begging please again
I need You
Oh, I need You
 
Walking down these desert roads
Water for my thirsty soul
I need You
Oh, I need You
 
Your forgiveness
Is like sweet, sweet honey
On my lips
Like the sound of a symphony
To my ears
Like Holy water on my skin
 
Dead man walking, slave to sin
I wanna know about being born again
I need You
Oh, God, I need You
 
So, take me to the riverside
Take me under, baptize
I need You
Oh, God, I need You
 
I don’t wanna abuse Your grace
God, I need it every day
It’s the only thing that ever really
Makes me wanna change
 
Oh, it’s like Holy water on my skin
Yeah, it’s like Holy water on my skin


HOLY WATER // We The Kingdom (acoustic cover)


"Holy Water" Studio Performance by Beckah Shae


We The Kingdom – Holy Water (Song Story)

Background
"Holy Water" was released by We the Kingdom on September 13, 2019, as the second single from Live at the Wheelhouse (2019), in the lead-up to its release, which was slated for October 25, 2019. Ed Cash shared the story behind the song, saying:
The whole heart of the song is about the power of forgiveness and what it really means to be forgiven by God. I’ve actually been reading Romans the past few days and just have been in awe of the way that Paul talks so openly about his own sin. He has such a reverence for God and talks about should we then abuse grace since grace is plentiful? By no means. The bridge to the song says, ‘I don’t want to abuse Your grace. God, I need it every day. It’s the only thing that ever really makes me want to change.’ To me it just depicts that hey I want to be changed by the spirit of God.

An acoustic version of the song by the band was released on the Live Acoustic Sessions EP on March 6, 2020. On March 20, 2020, We the Kingdom and Tasha Cobbs Leonard released a new rendition of the song dubbed "Holy Water (Church Sessions)" as a single.

Composition
"Holy Water" is composed in the key of D with a moderate rock tempo of 73 beats per minute and a musical time signature of 4
4. The singers' vocal range spans from C4 to C5.

Chart performance
"Holy Water" debuted on the US Christian Airplay at No. 45, on the chart dated August 27, 2019. It spent 29 weeks on the chart before reaching No. 1 on the March 14, 2020-dated chart, having attained significant gains in radio airplay. On the US Hot Christian Songs, the song made its debut at No. 31 on the chart dated September 28, 2019, following its commercial release. The song peaked at No. 2 on the February 8, 2020-dated chart, 20 weeks after its debut.

Music videos
We the Kingdom released the lyric video of "Holy Water" on September 13, 2019. The live music video of the song, recorded at Young Life Sharptop Cove in Jasper, Georgia, was released on October 1, 2019, on YouTube. An acoustic performance video of "Holy Water" at the Boiler Room at Neuhoff Site, Nashville, Tennessee, was published on YouTube on January 2, 2020. The Church Sessions video featuring Tasha Cobbs Leonard with an appearance by Maverick City Music was released on March 20, 2020.


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  • Raymond

    Awesome. I had heard the song on the radio several times but one night, God woke me up at one oclock with the lyrics playing over and over in my head. I played the song from youtube till four a.m. Thank you for your dedication to his inspiration. Love the song.

  • Ellinda White

    I do Love this song, it speaks to all ages, whether you have been saved or not, it speaks of our need for God everyday, even Christians and non Christians struggle everyday in some form of the other and it is easy to get lost , I thank God for the inspiration that produced this song, I can't get enough of it.

  • LaVonne

    I LOVE this song. Every time I hear it, it makes me cry. I can't get enough of it.

  • Pamela Jones

    It makes me want a jump up and start singing and praising His Holy name

  • Denise

    Wonderful song. I predict this will the next NO. 1 on the Christian charts. I'm sure it may be a song that crosses over to pop charts or country charts.


  • Bible Verses for Holy Water

    Psalms 119 : 103

    How sweet are thy words unto my taste! `Yea, sweeter' than honey to my mouth!

    Numbers 5 : 17

    and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water.