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.”
Kerry-Ann Thomas

Kingston, Jamaica

This is an amazing song

George Naddy

Kaduna, Nigeria

Powerful, Spirit moving words.. 🔥🙏

#God bless...


Bamenda, Nord West, Cameroon

Deep and lifting indeed.


Visakhapatnam, Andhrapradesh, India

whenever I sang this hymn, I feel refreshed. I love this hymn very much.

Bro Ejemi Godwin Tiewei

Sapele, Delta, Nigeria

I am blessed with this song, through out the last night I was hearing the sound and the tune of the song: so I decided to Sing it as our Sunday congregational hymns and everybody was blessed in the church.

Hannah Nhyira

Accra, Ghana

I feel blessed this morning, for such a wonderful hymm, is true the Lord is good, after singing this hymm my heart is filled with joy... I'm really Encouraged for the good tins Lord has done nd wat his abt to do..... 🙏 Amen


Kpassa, OTI, Ghana

God bless you richly.


I feel encouraged

Thank you for these lyrics🙏


Emmanuel Ozioma

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

This song gives me strength whenever I am weak. It makes my faith in God stronger, when I face a strong challenge and gives me resounding victory when it’s like all hope is lost.

Chukwuka Rinchmond

Awka, Anambra, Nigeria

I woke up with the hymn lyrics dropping in heart, telling me the good and greater things God has done for me and the ones I so much believe he will still do... Can't take my mind off reading meanings into each and every word in the hymn.....

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.