The Sabbath Recorder - April 2018

Above All ©

by Michael W. Smith

Above all powers Above all kings

Crucified Laid behind the 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

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 the 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

Crucified Laid behind the 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

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

Songwriters: Lenny Leblanc / Paul Baloche Above All lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group

OnThe Cover

Thy Will Be Done ©

by Morgan Weistling This painting is a portrait of prayer. I was struck by the number of times the Bible refers to Christ going off alone and praying to his Father—such as in Luke 5:16: “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” This led me to paint Christ deep in prayer, as he was so much of the time.

to come upon him in a private moment of prayer. I wanted to emphasize his strong carpenter’s hands, clasped in prayer, repre- senting his communion with the Father. The title is from The Lord’s Prayer in which Christ taught us how we should pray to the Father. This painting is a gentle reminder to cling to God in prayer, not only in times of need but thoughtfully and often, just as Christ did.

We thank Morgan Weistling for granting us permission once again to use one of his awesome paintings on the cover of the Sabbath Recorder! To see more of Morgan’s paintings and information about his new book, visit his website at www.morganweistling.com.

In this painting I wanted the viewer to imagine how Jesus would look if you were

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