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.”
Steve Parke

Nampa, Idaho, United States

I am beside my mother Annetta's bed this morning as I sing this song to her while she is in a coma and making her way up to heaven. Higher ground Mom!


Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

When I am depressed and feel so down and all alone, this song uplifts me and I find grace to move on......Still praying as I upward bound. Lord plant my feet on higher ground. Thank You Jesus.


Pershore, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

I've been struggling with pain following ankle surgery and woke up this morning with this tune on my mind. As I consciously thought of the words of the chorus, I broke down. I knew then that God had given this song to me as an encouragement. Bless His Holy Name

Faturoti Olaniyi Oluwagbemiga

Akure, Ondo, Nigeria

I thank the Lord for this inspiring song and I pray to God that I will embrace openness, transparency, the fear of God, holiness, humility and forgiveness in my)(being) walk with God like that of Joseph so that He can actually take me to that purposeful higher ground. Amen.

Ayodele Shallom

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

This is my earnest desire Lord—

A higher ground this year I ask for.

Janet Owusu Ansah

Bronx, New York, United States

Lord Jesus thank You for leading us unto higher ground..

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


Lagos, Nigeria

My favorite song. My constant aim is higher ground where I will behold His glory.

Ophelia S Grant

Locust Grove, GA, United States

I love this song so much. It touches my heart in a special way.


Kingsport, TN, United States

God is good all the time. Lift us all to higher ground in 2017.


Lord, lead me to a higher ground where I can see You, my glorious Lord.

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.