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.”
David Williams Syndano

Houston, TX, United States

Love the song so much.


Boston, MA, United States

This is touching souls all across the world. Great words. Great God!


Kampala, Central, Uganda

This song touches my soul.

Esther Allen

Accra, Ghana

This song is so powerful. I'm blessed to be inspired on this day by this song. It is not just a song, but a very powerful prayer song.

C.J. Ikejiaku

FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

This is not just a song but an inspirational prayer for a greater height in all ramifications through Christ Jesus. I love it.

Njeri Mbuthia

Nairobi, Kenya

This songs just fills me up in a way that I cannot express in words.

Lord, Plant my feet on higher ground!

Alfred A. Njini

Ellwangen, Baden-Wüttenburg, Germany

What a wonderful song? It is the perfect will of God that I should be better today in my faith, commitment and zeal for Him than I was yesterday.

Oh Lord! Take me unto Higher grounds of knowledge, understanding and wisdom of a disciplined walk of exploits for your name and glory in Jesus name.

Luciano Adjei

Deira, Dubai

On higher grounds I will thread as my feets are planted on.

Daniel Edeke

Krakow, Poland

Bless the Lord

Yvonne Asah Epse Njotu Ifambi

Nantes, Loire Atlantique, France

Lord plant my feet on higher ground.!!!!

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.