It’s funny, you’d think I’d be one of those people who sings all the time, making up rhymes or songs about the little things I do each day. I love singing, so you would think this would be the case. And my mom and sister tend towards doing the sing-song thing, so again, why wouldn’t I be like that also?

But I’m not.

I think it’s the perfectionist in me that comes out. I want to sing something purposeful when I sing, follow music, learn the notes, stay on key. And somehow singing about random stuff throughout my day doesn’t feel like that.

But I still have music with me all day long.

Some days I listen to Pandora on my computer while I work. I always turn on the radio in the car. At times I’ll stick in my iPod headphones and just listen, or put in a CD if I haven’t loaded it onto the iPod yet. But more than anything else, I tend to have music in my head.

Sometimes it’s a song from a conference – like this past weekend’s theme song “One Thing Remains.” Sometimes it’s a hymn from Sunday. Lately I have had a lot of music flooding my head, because I’ve been working on updating our database for our worship computer program, the program that allows us to show things on the screens during worship. My goal was to get all of the hymns from our hymnal into the database, which involved a lot of steps, thankfully not including typing out the verses one by one. If that was true, I’d be working on it for the next year.

But in the meantime, I was reminded of so many hymns that were a part of my childhood, and it makes me excited to know that we are moving into doing some new things with our worship services. We’re going to be introducing a contemporary or modern worship service, and also a much more traditional one based out of the hymnal. We’ve been doing a style that is somewhere in between for a while now, and while I like it, I find that I miss both the praise songs that lift my spirits and the older hymns that take me back.

So for today, I am going to share that theme song from last weekend’s youth gathering. Enjoy!

Higher than the mountains that I face
Stronger than the power of the grave
Constant through the trial and the change
One thing remains
One thing remains

Your love never fails it never gives up it never runs out on me

On and one and on and on it goes
It overwhelms and satisfies my soul
And I never ever have to be afraid
One thing remains

In death and in life I’m confident and covered by the power of your great love
My debt is paid there’s nothing that can separate my heart from your great love

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