Higher Ground

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Johnson Oatman Jr., 1898
[Key: Eb]

Verse 1

I’m pressing on the upward way,

New heights I’m gaining every day;

Still praying as I’m upward bound,

“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Verse 2

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,

By faith, on Heaven’s table land,

A higher plane than I have found;

Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

Verse 3

My heart has no desire to stay

Where doubts arise and fears dismay;

Though some may dwell where those abound,

My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

Verse 4

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,

By faith, on Heaven’s table land,

A higher plane than I have found;

Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

Verse 5

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.

Verse 6

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,

By faith, on Heaven’s table land,

A higher plane than I have found;

Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

Verse 7

I want to scale the utmost height

And catch a gleam of glory bright;

But still I’ll pray till Heav’n I’ve found,

“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Verse 8

Lord, lead me up the mountain side,

I dare not climb without my Guide;

And, heaven gained, I’ll gaze around,

With a grateful heart from higher ground.

Verse 9

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,

By faith, on Heaven’s table land,

A higher plane than I have found;

Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.


You just sang about pressing on to higher ground, but how do you do that? Check out this article by Conrad Murrell, “How To Do It.