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."
James Patrick

Lagos, Nigeria

thank you Jesus , for this new height I have found in you

Michael Eshun

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

We praise the Lord of Host, this song has ministered to me that in times of tribulation the Lord is help and my salvation.

Austine Ayomide Akorede Ushie

Lagos, Nigeria

I woke up this morning with a dream & this HYMN was played.

I know my God is speaking to me thru the lyrics of this song.

John McLellan

Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand

I woke up this morning and knew to look this song up. This is my song and prayer for today. The Lord always wants to bring us on in him.


Taraba State, Nigeria

I wake up with this song in my heart, it was a victory over the devils bondages thank you Jesus


i woke up this morning with this hymnal in my ❤️ heart the Lord is revealing something to me the 😈 lose again in Jesus mighty name 🙏 🙌

Abraham Oton

Lafia, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

The Holy Spirit popped up this song in my heart, as at when my heart was overwhelmed with the desires for to be a better Christian than I am. Praise God!

Mia Murphy

PA, United States

This song has been silently on repeat within me and is inspiring me to press and progress in the Lord

James Dambot

Tamale, Jimbale, Ghana

This song is a spirit filled song. I feel at peace when I listened to it. Glory be to God

Bright Chimezie

Aba, Abia, Nigeria

This song has lifted my spirit!!

Am standing on higher ground!

By the help of the Holy Spirit!!!

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.

Higher Ground

Piano Hymns