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.”
Chizoba Egbuawa

Lagos, Nigeria

I woke up to the sound of this hymn in my spirit. Whenever I indulge, I always have my spirit lifted (just as the hymn depicts), to higher grounds. Lord, steer and lead me on to Glory. Amen.

Abisuga Oluwayemisi

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

When I sing this song by faith I always feel peace inside that makes takes me to a higher ground. Hallelujah.

Reuben Sng


The chorus may also sing this way:

Lord, lift me up, and let me stand

By faith on heaven's tableland;

Where love and joy and light abound

"Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."

"The Lord with you to keep, and bless, Amen"


Richmond, Texas, United States

And this hymn dropped in my spirit now... God I look up to you to attain this higher ground Spiritually and physically in my pursuits in life to your glory. In times like this, keep me going Lord.. Amen


Yemi Odunewu

Ilesa/London, Nigeria

Amazing grace. "We are on higher ground"


This song is powerful!!!!! Feeling down and it lift my spirit! Thank you Jesus!!!! My prayer, my aim is higher ground!

Dj El

Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines

Having a hard time singing this song. am x Pastor.

Joseph Michael Koroma

Freetown, Makeni, Sierra Leone

This song is powerful, it's a prayer that actually whenever I listen to it, it helps strengthens my spiritual life


This song is a prayer to me for God to take me higher in my spiritual life. Serves as a reminder that I can not move on in my strength. Blesses my soul.

Chamberlain Amadi

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

This song is my companion any time, I want to move to a new level in both my spiritual and physical pursuit in life. It brings tears to my eyes. It serves as a prayer to God not to let me down.

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.