Above All (Crucified)

This contemporary-Christian-music style worship song was written by American worship leader and song-writer Paul Baloche (b 1962) and musician , singer and composer Lenny LeBlanc (b 1951).

It was originally published in 1991 by LenSongs Publishing and Integrity's Hosanna Music.

It has been recorded by a wide range of artists.   Michael W Smith's version is particularly well-known, and the song is often incorrectly attributed to him.   Today it is used in a wide range of churches, including more liturgical churches during Good Friday services.

Hymn books it has been published in include the 2008 edition of Kevin Mayhew's Anglican Hymns Old and New and Praise y Adoración: a bilingual hymnal : un himnario bilingüe‎ published by Integrity's Hosanna Music in 2016.  It has been included in several song compilations, and a  4-part choral arrangement by has also been released by Hal Lenoard (link below).

It is set to an unnamed tune, which has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of A, the first few notes of the melody are C EA G GF F_.



Jesus in the clouds - above all


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Official video - live performance with band:



Worship team with praise band, and congregation:



Professional recording, with on-screen lyrics:



Instrumental - piano, with on-screen lyrics:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1 Above all powers, above all kings ...

2 Above all kingdoms, above all thrones ...

Chorus:
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...

3 Like a rose, trampled on the ground ...

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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...

Like a rose
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above.... All

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