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.”
Segun Fadahunsi

Lagos, Nigeria

We all as Christians, must daily strive to live above the world. It is difficult but we have an abundant supply of grace.

Evans Afrifa

Peki, Volta Region, Ghana

Four years ago, this song was played for my bridal march. I don't really know why my wife chosen this song. But we celebrate our 4th anniversary today, I read the lyrics of the song. I realised that the Lord has really planted our feet on higher ground.

Sharon Floyd

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

Was up this morning, feeling down because of problems on my job, and all I could hear was Lord lift me up. So I goggle the words and I'm Pressing On. I know this song, because I play for the choir. I never really paid attention to all the lyrics until I read every verse which was the prayer I needed. I'm so bless for the Lord has given me restoration from this song.

Okite, Ikechukwu

Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

The good Lord woke me up this morning with the lyrics of this song, and I'm blessed.

New heights I'm gaining everyday,

Still praying as I onward bound,

Lord plant my feet on higher ground.

Frank Alornu

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Very inspiring. My prayer is for God continue to help us be on track towards the higher grounds where fears and doubts do not exist.

Udeme Ukpong

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

This hymn is for a child of God who is seeking His grace to make progress in the Christian race fraught with so many difficult challenges. The race requires a clear focus so as to avoid distractions and defilement.

Godsman Okenwa

Umuahia, Abia, Nigeria

I am thoroughly blessed any time offer this beautiful rendition unto the most High.


Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

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

Give me the strength Lord to overcome this heart in me that is broken, I pray Thee.


Lagos, Nigeria

This is the song for me this season. Lord I thank for the glorious new heights coming my way and my family. Thank You Jesus.


United States

Lord lift me up and plant my feet on higher ground.

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.