“One Thing Remains” and the Bible


by CVC Founding Pastor Rick Duncan

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This past week, we encouraged CVCers to find a verse in the Bible that will help build their faith when they are feeling outnumbered and overwhelmed. Then we sang the song “One Thing remains” and challenged everyone to find a truth from scripture – a verse – that the song referenced.

Here are some Scriptures referenced in the song “One Thing Remains.” (Note: The song lyrics are in bold typeface and the Scriptures are in italics.)


Higher than the mountains that I face

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the clouds (Psalm 36:5).

Stronger than the power of the grave

I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades (Revelation 1:18).

Constant through the trial and the change

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

One thing remains
This one thing remains

Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Psalm 118:4-6).

Your love never fails, and never gives up
It never runs out on me 

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23).

Because on and on and on and on it goes

Love never ends (I Corinthians 13:8a).

Before it overwhelms and satisfies my soul

For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things (Psalm 107:9).

And I never, ever, have to be afraid

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).

In death, and in life
I’m confident and covered by the power of your great love

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).

My debt is paid,

[He has] forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross (Colossian 2:13b-14).

There’s nothing that can separate
My heart from Your great love

Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever (Psalm 136:26).


As you can see, the songs we sing at CVC are full of references to Scripture.

So, which of these Scriptures means the most to you when you are feeling overwhelmed and outnumbered? What steps will you take to memorize that particular passage? Who will you ask to help you? When will you start?