Leslie Jordan told NewReleaseToday
the story of the tune:
"This song came together as we were sitting with our good friend Sandra McCracken. We were talking about our stories and where we were in life, and she had this lyric, which is the first line of the song: 'it feels like an ocean of sorrow is under my skin.' She was having a conversation with a friend, and her friend responded with, 'Yes, but even the ocean eventually meets with the sand.' We were sitting there and thought that sounded like a song.
We started writing and the words came really quickly. As we were talking about the direction of the song, we thought that there is a beauty to tying in Scripture to our own situations, and we based the chorus of the song on Psalm 118:14."