We had a few songs we had already written together that we decided to include, and Ronnie had written a song with some other writers that would become the title. Basically, we had 5 or 6 songs to write. That seems do-able in a week. This is one of the first.
When you co-write much and later hear a song played back, you often hear the voice of your co-writer in your head, not what's actually on the recording. That is certainly true for me with this song. I hear Ronnie singing, see him sitting at the piano in a little writer's room at Brentwood-Benson. And I remember the conversation that led to the song:
What kind of king chooses to die for those He is sovereign over? It's the question we ask with utter disbelief before we are saved, and the one we ask with thanksgiving once we know Jesus.
Romans 5:6-8 says: "When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners."
"King of all kings. Christ is His name. Let every knee bow, every tongue proclaim. He is the King of Heaven!"