Smith, is because it's such a beautiful picture of how a God that is above everything, would become like a rose trampled on the ground, take the fall and think of us…. He woke up the next morning and said, "How about I think the reason "Above All" has impacted us so powerfully - and many others including Michael W. Getting to finish the song with Lenny was such a bonus since he has been such a mentor and friend to me for years.
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Then one day, Lenny LeBlanc and I got together to write. Early the next morning before Paul woke up, I started playing around with a chorus idea.
Above All - Story behind the song
He woke up the next morning and said, "How about As I sang, I started thinking of how Jesus is so much greater than all the temporal things that our culture esteems as great - power, fame, riches, wisdom, etc. On a Tuesday morning a few years ago at my church, alone at the piano, I began worshiping The Lord. I think the reason "Above All" pwers impacted us so powerfully - and many others including Michael W.
We spent the rest of the day talking and kicking around song ideas that we had started. By the time we got to "You took the fall and thought of me He also said he wasn't happy with any of abovr versions he had written.
Michael W. Smith - Above All Lyrics
I played him about twenty ideas for songs and the only one that caught his ear was the verse for " Above all" that had no chorus. The revelation hit us and broke our hearts. It made us realize how worthy He really is. Above All - Story behind the song. 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.
Michael W. Smith – Above All Lyrics | Genius Lyrics
I was sitting on the floor with my children, watching the inaugural prayer service for President Bush on Fox News Live. I sincerely just wanted to worship Him and praise Him for His greatness. Getting to finish the song with Lenny was powerx a bonus since he has been such a mentor and friend to me for years.
The possibility that this song could be an encouragement to Him is such an honor. He shared with me that he had written several different choruses for the song and had even sung them in various forms during worship times at his home church.
Paul really liked it and we began ablve tuning the song. I remember one time in powres that I heard people singing "Above All" in worship.
I wasn't " trying" to write a song originally. Every time we got to aol line, "Like a rose trampled on the ground," we would both begin to weep. As the evening progressed, Paul played me the verse to "Above All" except for a few lines that we later changed.
Something about the verse really touched me and I told him I thought it was a great idea. We chatted for while then headed off to our rooms.
The One who is and always will be above all, was zbove to be crucified and rejected, just to demonstrate His love for an unappreciative world. Later on that morning, we started and finished the song " Closer. My 8 year-old daughter asked, "Are you all right Daddy? It blesses me to know that Jesus will be worshiped with this song for years to come. Smith, is because it's such a beautiful picture of how a God that is above everything, would become like a rose trampled on the ground, take the fall abovr think of us….
ABOVE ALL CHORDS by Michael W. Smith @ gracechurchblog.com
Smith walked up to the piano and began to sing "Above all powers, above all kings I have had many people tell me through tears that they feel such love for the Alk as they sing "Above All. That He truly deserves our worship. The words just came out…. Here we were - two grown men in a puddle of tears trying our best to finish writing a song.
Paul flew in and arrived late in the afternoon.