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.”

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Same thing last week woke up in the night with this old hymn going round my head. Had to look it up as at my age I'd forgotten most of the word.


London, United Kingdom

The Spirit of the Lord woke me up this morning with this song in my spirit. I searched for the Hausa translation and then googled this. Awesome awesome awesome. I am very privileged to be remibded of this awesome classic again.


Benin, Edo State, Nigeria

In the name of Jesus our Lord, we are pressing unto a higher ground than that which we have found, in all ramification of our life. AMEN.

Odemi Mene

WARRI Escravos, Delta/Escravos Christian Fellowship, Nigeria

The Hymn built my Faith more in God whenever we have it, So powerful and delicious, more than my breakfasts, lunch and dinner, Lord set my feet on higher ground. Thank You Jesus.



What ab uplifting classic. May we be lifted ultimately to His feet on that day!

Stella Simon

Yola, Adamawa, Nigeria

This song is spirit wakening. Anytime a listen to it, it place my spirit on high and always leads me into communion with. Am blessed.


Salt Lake City, UT, United States

God has a people all over the world. Reading all the comments has strengthened my soul!

Mary Effiom

Calabar, Crossriver, Nigeria

Today been the second day of prayers.. The Holy Spirit brought this song to me.. And I lost the lyrics years back so I decided to search for the song.. All praises to God for I'm pressing on the upward way.. And my feet is planted on the higher ground. 🙏🙏🙏

Odeh Patience

Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria

I sang this song all through the night in my spirit and when I woke up it was still refresh in my soul I was just singing Lord lift me up and let me stand by faith on heaven's table land where love and joy and peace abound, I have to search for the lyrics and I was amazed at the comments, I really thank God for tapping into this moment of higher ground. Good morning

Prevailer Chidi Osondu

Asaba, Delta, Nigeria

Waking up this morning had this song on my lips. Tho Satan Darts at me are Hurled.. I press for a higher place Lord.

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.