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."
Adekunle Adekanmbi

Northampton, United Kingdom

As I was praying this morning having been overtaken over the last few weeks with the cares of the world and fears of COVID-19 and just almost could not pray even when the test I run came out negative, I found such an awakening in this song. It just came to my spirit. Glory be to God.

Folake Oyenuga

Bronz, NY, United States

This spiritual continually comes to my heart, though I don’t know the words but I enjoy the rhythm it uplift my spirit with joy. I called my daughter who sent the words to me now.


Benin, Edo, Nigeria

This song has lifted my spiritual life again, thank God for the life of the composer.

Craig Jurgensen

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States

I pray/play this meaningful song every day at the 🎹 and contemplate its strengthening words of upward movement gain in civil rights. 🙏🏾

Agnes Foxx

Ft Lauderdale, Florida, United States

What an amazing song. I listen to this song everyday.

Douglas Jonathan

Lagos, Nigeria

I have been pressing on in prayers day and night for a month and on the 27th day Satan 'hurled a dart' at me! I felt almost defeated until the Lord dropped this hymn in my spirit! I'M ALL ENERGIZED and encouraged to know there is a provision in the kingdom to press on regardless!

Abidemi Oshode

Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

I was so disturbed, hoping and prayed to God. After the prayer section, the song dropped on my heart. I sang it wholeheartedly and rest assured it will end in testimony. Amen

Great blessing to the composer. Amen.

Oyesoji Aremu

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

My most liked hymn of all seasons of elevation. It doesn't only ministers and assuring, it is always soothing, comforting and prophetic. May the Lord bless the composer.

Candace Spencer

On my knees praying and the Lord drop this song in my mind. Have not heard it for so long, but God knows it is my heart’s desire

Titilope Banjo

Lagos, Nigeria

The Lord put this song in my heart this morning. I pray that God will lift me up in all areas of my life and make to stand in Jesus name.

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.