How to prevent compositing from rendering over objects?

As shown in the pic, i have some background objects behind some text. The background objects are then passed through glare and blur filters. However, the composited effects are rendered on top of the text (circled yellow) even though the text is closer to the camera than the objects.

How can i insure the text will be rendered last on top of everything else?

Render text on a separate layer with a transparent background then use an Alpha Over node to overlay the text layer over everything else