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.”
Amos Kimani

Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya

Saints we should always press in upward way, new height we should gain everyday. This is the only way we can defeat the evil one. Cast away all doubt our Lord Jesus is able to accomplish all in us. Therefore let cooperate with Him.

Christine Williams

Essex, South Ockendon, United Kingdom

This hymn is a blessing to me. Without Faith it is impossible to please God. This song appropriates my faith and propel me to higher heights in Christ. God bless you for sharing. May God continue to bless the work of your hands and multiply you greatly. Psalm 1:3

Choolwe Muchoka

Monze, Southern, Zambia

This song is my prayer for this year, God will redirect my life to do things that are right & those that a pleasing in his eyes. He will lift me up & put me on higher grounds those that will be of greater help in my life. I love this song. 🙏🏽

George Asare

Accra, Ghana

This song is simply a prayer. God bless you for sharing the lyrics.

Afia Kem

Goaso, Brong, Ghana

It is a blessing to know the lyrics of this great song and to sing along. Thanks a lot.

Grace Carol Morris

Brooklyn, New York, United States

One of my favorites. Especially when I am sick. It helps to pick me out of my sick bed and strengthen me. It perks me up and I just find the strength to get up and praise.

Kingston Duru

Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria

This is a beautiful song. I really love it. God bless you guys for making it available... Now I can learn the lyrics and sing along.

Fambai Shasha

Harare, Zimbabwe

I am just feeling that exactly. I want to go forward and backwards never despite all that surrounds me.


Warri, Delta, Nigeria

For faith has caught the joyful sound,

The song of saints on higher ground.

No looking back by God's Grace,


Segun Fadahunsi

Lagos, Nigeria

We all as Christians, must daily strive to live above the world. It is difficult but we have an abundant supply of grace.

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.