I’m pressing on the upward way

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”
  Lord, lift me up, and let me stand
By faith on Canaan’s tableland;
A higher plane than I have found,
  Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.
I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.
I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till rest I’ve found,
“Lord, lead me on to higher ground.”
Jude Igba Cmf

Lagos, Nigeria

Lord by Your power and grace maintain my steps firm in the path of life eternal. May heavenly and divine blessings come upon the lives of all who listen or sing or read this hymn we ask this through Christ our Lord.

Rev. Sandra Maye

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

Speaking to seniors/elderly about pressing toward the mark of a higher calling/higher ground. Not time to sit down, time to get down on the knees. Keep your eyes on the prize!

Pastor Canny O. Canice

Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria

An ever fresh and a soul lifting hymn. This the theme of our Spoken-Word International Conference this year: Higher Ground

Graydon Wadlow

Harbor City, CA, United States

Wonderful, uplifting, pleasant memories, still a blessing.

Imhana Okhai

Lagos, Nigeria

This is awesome and soul lifting.

Amadi Kingsley K.

Okota, Lagos, Nigeria

I am always uplifted whenever I sing this song. It has an inspiring energy to a weary soul.

Nahara Chemich

Westfield, WI, United States

Whenever I feel down in the dumps, or can't get energized to do work that should be done, I sing this song, and it feels as though He is right beside me, helping!

Goodnews Michael

FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

Lord grant me the grace to do thy will and to a fulfil life in Christ.

Aibangbee Roland

Warri, Delta, Nigeria

This songs always remind me that there is hope for the righteous and also inspired me when am down

Mokgethwa Mamadisa

Cape Town

Lord, indeed plant my feet on a high plane so that I might be able to stand against the evil one. Amen.

To be in the spirit is the key, the secret. In the spirit we will experience many wonderful things of Christ because we have crossed the Jordan and entered into Canaan. When we are in the spirit, we are in the rest, and we are in the Holy of Holies. Therefore, we must always renounce the natural man, the outer man. For example, many times in the Lord's work I was tempted by the enemy to quarrel with others. On those occasions I felt that my reason was right, that the case was mine, and that I had the doctrine to support me. Yet while I was trying to speak, something deep within restricted me and stopped me. In order to go along with that deep feeling, I had to drop my quarreling. Consequently, it seemed that I had nothing to say. But I can testify that every time I went along with the spirit, there was victory. If we take care of our spirit, the mighty One in our spirit will be our strength. We will be transcendent and victorious over many things. When we come to the meetings, we will come with many items of Christ to contribute, either in prayer, singing, giving a testimony, or speaking a short word. Philippians 4:13 says, "I am able to do all things in Him who empowers me." But where does Christ empower us? He empowers us in our spirit. Our mind is the stronghold and the open gate for the enemy, but our spirit is the base for the Lord to do His work. Thus, when we go along with the mind, we are defeated, even though we may be doing something good. But if we go along with the spirit, we will be victorious. We will be on a high mountain, on higher ground, and, in the words of a hymn, "on Canaan's tableland" (Hymns, #396). We will be in the heavens and will be transcendent.