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.”

Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria

In the place of prayer as our father in the Lord pastor E. A Adeboye, led us to pray for dominance over suffering, as I prayed this him popped up by the Holy Spirit and I kept on praying. I trust the Lord that the finished work of Christ will be fully manifested in my life. Amen

Martha Oluwatoyin

Lagos, Nigeria

This hymn kept ringing in my heart, it just got louder and louder till I found myself singing it. Guess that's my song for the day...


Grants Pass, OR, United States

I was dreaming of running and catching a truck on a dusty road and as I climbed aboard the workers and I began to sing this song. I often have it come to my thoughts during the day it must be the Saints in Glory singing this so loudly.


Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

While we were ending praise and worship in the church on Sunday, l saw myself singing this song. Very inspiring.


Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

I woke up this morning with this song in my heart. What a great way to start the day. A desire to gain new height in my walk with my Savior.


Ocoee, TN, United States

I sing this often as my husband and I travel.

Lord, give me Your perspective from higher ground. Your peace reigns over our circumstances!

Charles Appiah

Kumasi, Ghana

My soul is at rest as I am praying with this song at background. Lord plant my feet on higher ground.

Dr Nkechi Njoku

Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria

Is an inspirational song that edify my spirit and spur me to worship God. I bless the name of God for the writer.


Queens, New York, United States

Song came to me while on the train.


Asaba, Nigeria

I woke up this morning with this song and still ringing in my mind Lord plant my feet on higher ground. Hallelujah

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.