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.”
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.

Igwe Chijioke

FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

Woke up from sleep by 10:50 not being able to remember the dream I had though not too happy but this song cripes into my mind after sixteen years. God I thank You for the foundation You have given me despite all You still call me closer. I am happy now and full of hope.


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.

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.