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.”
Don Duke

Glendale, AZ, United States

You can't keep a Good Man Down.

Dawn Citto

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Amen, we're pressing on!!

Lord Lift us up and let us stand by Faith (Christ)

Stand by Christ, in Christ!!


United Kingdom

Lord lift me up!

Our need today is to live on higher ground in ressurection! Where the enemy is defeated!

Richard Bakaye

Hollywood, Maryland, United States

Great song! First heard the song at Deeper life Bible Church, Port Harcourt. We all started crying. I still love the song.


Akure, Ondo, Nigeria


Joanna Smathers

Baton Rouge, LA, United States

This is a very familiar hymn for my sister and I (we are in our 80s) when we get together often spontaneously break out to sing it. We are in Deuteronomy and I was going over an outline and it mentioned the good land is a tableland for our enjoyment. So looked up this hymn. A tableland in the chorus. Christ is a table for us to feast from, on. Enjoy. Christ is our feast.


Lagos, Nigeria

Awesome, so powerful and deep song

Ifedayo Garba

Ondo, Nigeria

This song is awesome. It is out of this world. I reveals the realm a true Christian is meant to be.

I love it.

Usifo-Kingsley B.

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

This is a life changing motivational hymn that assure me of better and greater future with Christ!!!

Henry Scott Kianduma

Nairobi, Kenya

Singing this song at the church of the Torch, with choir organ.

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.