I’m pressing on the upward way

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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Dee

Pfafftown, United States

I woke up this morning with this song on my heart! Though it’s a familiar song, I looked it up to sing every word. It’s such a blessing to me this morning. I thank God for His inspiration and love as I build a closer relationship with him.


Barrister/ Prince Adanchin Makandik Elijah Hailey, Esq.

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

This song is a blessing to me. LORD lift me up in JESUS name.


Margaret Adewunmi

London, United Kingdom

I woke up with this song ringing in my heart. With the tune I sang along and it filled my heart with a prayer. Truly blessed by it.


Okey Okoro Udo

Amac, FCT, Nigeria

I am really blessed and reinvigorated this morning 🌄. I woke up with the song 🎵 ringing within me without getting the right lyrics. I found this and I am miraculously positioned. Many thanks and glory be to God Almighty always.


Comfort Kubi

North York, ON, Canada

I love this song too much any hear this song it lifted my spirit


Francisca

Benin, Edo, Nigeria

I was in church today when I heard my pastor singing this song.. it has been long I heard this song but hearing this song today lifted up my sou . Lord plant my feet on a higher ground


Cherie

Chattanooga, TN, United States

God bless you, Tracy from Jamaica. Your words were such a comfort to me in what I am currently going through and reminded me that when all seems lost, praising the Lord is the only remedy and will set my feet on higher ground!


Diana

GA, United States

This song came to me in middle of church. My pastor was talking about faith. My suprise is that I haven't heard this song for along time. God is good. Lord lift me up, plant my feet on a higher ground.


Omoregbee Esther

Lagos, Nigeria

Bless God for this hymn it is soul lifting


Basil Hembaor

Gboko, Benue, Nigeria

I thank God for this hymn. It's soul lifting. Allelujah!

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.