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.”
Vivan Adebamowo

Lagos, Nigeria

Seating in my living room, watching Pst Prince on TBN preach on THE POWER OF THE SPOKEN WORD, and this hymn dropped in my spirit and I started singing and I realized that every word speaks about where I am and where God is taken me to. I just know that this is the word of God to me right now. Hallelujah!

Yilkop Irene Ishaku

Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

The challenges of Life has hit so hard.. everyone seems to carry a lot of burden our only hope lies in Christ.. this song has been a comfort.


Song came to me during Sabbath worship with my family. Brought real consolation to my heart.


Birmingham, United Kingdom

I am being tested by the enemy at this time and has been praying for God's strength to navigate the tides. God sent this song as I was drifting off to sleep. I just know he is lifting me up on higher ground. The flood waters will not even touch my feet.


Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

God always speaks to me and gave me assurance of his faithfulness through this song.... my soul rejoice each moment I listened to it.

Segun Sarumi

Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

The amazing song came to me over the night to sing it during service today. God promised to lift His people up in this lockdown period. Amen

Chris Omogbemi

Benin, Edo, Nigeria

As I was preparing for a prayer meeting title: "Next Level" the Spirit of God dropped the chorus of the song in my heart; instantly, I knew something great is going to happen at the prayer meeting.

Charlotte F

This song hit really hard today. I was listening to it from an old church service and it brought back all the memories of life when I was back in grade school. Now I'm a junior and things have changed so much, but this song and God's promises are the same.

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.

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.