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.”
Mr.D.G. Savuage

Bonita Springs, Florida, United States

This hymn bring back a lot of memory while living in Kingston, Jamaica . An uplifting and encouraging song.

Ganiyu Ayobami

Lagos, Nigeria

Thi is is wow... So fast.

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I sang with the student on the assembly ground while the hymn books were not enough.

Amos Kimani

Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya

This is wonderful hymn which requires practical experience of Christ. We need to experience Christ anew everyday, that is, new growth in Christ is expected everyday. For example, you are used to praying once per day, but, after pressing on upward you can now pray twice and even read the Bible.


Houston, Cameroon

Was really down but the spirit of God dropped this song in my mind. It did brighten my day hope it does same to those who trust in his strength. May the peace of God be with us all

Sylvia Walker

Jamaica, New York, United States

This song always brings me to " tears of joy " . It is so inspiring and uplifting. It reminds us that with faith in God we can overcome our difficulties.

Victor Ebegbuna

Lagos, Nigeria

Am glad to be reading all this comments from my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. This is an encouragement and a remind of the love of God towards us and His promise towards us. May God take us all to higher grounds in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

Amos Kimani

Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya

This wonderful hymn reminding is us to aim for higher ground away from Satanic world. It is only in higher ground we can meet our Lord because we have removed all impediment preventing us from accessing Him. This is by putting off the old man and put on new man

Angela S. Akorlie

Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

My all time favorite hymn. I marched with this hymn to meet my husband at the altar in 2005. My marriage is one of the best if not the best. God bless the writer for such great lyrics.

Bonita K

Saskatchewan, Canada

When I heard this song today I was encouraged and reminded again by this hymn writer to look up and away beyond my present troubles and the evil in this world's system to what God is doing and has planned for His children. I am so encouraged reading the other comments from my brothers and sisters in Christ around the world that I wanted to tell them that if you are reading this and you are suffering persecution, you have not been forgotten. I am praying for you! May God comfort you and keep you strong in the faith. I pray that He keeps you safe. But more importantly, remember that he who can destroy the body can never destroy your soul, and He who protects your soul will completely restore your body one day. I too suffer in great physical pain. Please pray for me, brothers and sisters. We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, so run the race with endurance, remembering the prize that is before you!


Enugu, Nigeria

This song has been my anchor, encouragement and soul lifter any time this prigrim journey seems or becomes tougher. It moltivates me to move on.

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.