22090, SAB, $2.25
“Above All” is a powerful choral arrangement of Lenny LeBlanc and Paul Baloche’s contemporary classic. The text provokes thought and wonder at the sacrifice that Christ made for us, thinking of mankind “above all” as He faced the cross. Hayes’ adaptation is true to the pop ballad style and the syncopated rhythms of the original tune, and he expands the praise chorus to an anthem through expert treatment of voicing and partwriting. Gentle and unhurried, this is suitable for praise and worship style services or in blended worship settings and is ideal for youth choirs and praise teams.