Above All By Paul Baloche

Author: Paul Baloche and Lenny LeBlanc, published in 1999

Paul Baloche didn't start out to "write" a song when the words to "Above All" came to him. He was just spending time alone, worshiping the Lord. But as he meditated on Jesus, the words poured out. "Lord, you are above all kingdoms, above all thrones, above all the wonders the world has ever known." Paul struggled for over a year to write a chorus that fit the verses. But it wasn't until he sat down with friend Lenny LeBlanc that the song began to fully take shape. Lenny suggested, "Crucified, laid behind a stone. . . like a rose trampled on the ground. . ." and suddenly they realised that something wonderful was coming together. By the time they had written "You took the fall and thought of me. . . above all," they were in tears.



Above all powers above all kings
Above all nature and all created things
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
You were here before the world began

Above all kingdoms above all thrones
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
There's no way to measure what You're worth

Crucified laid behind a stone
You lived to die rejected and alone
Like a rose trampled on the ground
You took the fall and thought of me
Above all

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