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.”

Abuja, Nigeria

This song ministered to me as I study the word in 2Corin 1:24 "for by faith you stand".

Many distraction and plot to keep us sinking but by faith we stand. On higher ground where we catch the glimps of glory bright, on higher ground where faith has caught the joyful song.

Thank You Jesus. I am refreshed.

Ibrahim Anthony

Lokoja, Kogi, Nigeria

I was having my quiet time on being alert and vigilant (1st Peter 5:8). This song came to my spirit, telling me the way to stay alert is to press on to higher grown. I'm blessed by this hymn especially the second verse.

Renee Stolen

The Woodlands, Texas

This came up in me while praying just like you Erochukwu!! I had to smile because I know we are the family of God and the Spirit of God joins us together! I hadn’t heard this song in many years. It is my heart! ❤️


This song can bring you lively.


Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

Walking down the street with my sister last night. Filled with thoughts of the future and fulfillment of destiny and this song began to sing in my spirit. I had to voice it out. Though I knew the lyrics before I found out I had lost the lyrics. So had to check it on net. And my spirit soars. Thank you.


Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

My spirit needed this song, I decided to search for it on net behold when I saw it and sang, went through the lyrics. I was satisfied and my spirit heard peace. Thanks to the composer and the person that put it on net.

Onovo-Agbo David

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Thank You Father, Thank You Son, Thank You Holy Spirit for lifting me up astronomically to higher ground. I'll forever live for Your glory because my heart no longer desires to stay where doubts arise and fears dismay. Hallelujah!

Ifeanyi E Obioha

Houston, Texas, United States

To the Glory of God my spirit is lifted and I am using this Song to Reconcile my life with God. May His Name forever be Praised.

Ven.David Agbo

Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria

I am always up lifted in the spirit whenever this song is rendered. To sing it on my own on the net is like taking control of all around me by the Holy Spirit.

Mark Godfirst

Omoku/Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Heard this song for the first time in a program I attended with the love of my life and since then, my life got inspired.

Thanks for making this song available on media.

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.