Higher Ground (Lord lift me up) Lyrics + Video

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

(Chorus)
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.

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.

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.
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 Heav’n I’ve found,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”


Higher Ground - Fountainview Academy


Lord Lift Me Up by Bishop Hezekiah Walker

Lord Lift Me Up by Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the LFT Church Choir featuring Elder Kervy Brown


Higher Ground (I'm Pressing on the Upward Way) Story

"Higher Ground" is a Christian song written by Johnson Oatman, the song has been performed by a number of churches and by various artists.
Johnson Oatman, Jr. was born near Medford, New Jersey, April 21, 1856. His father was an accomplished singer and Johnson always enjoyed to hear him sing the hymns of the faith.

Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy in Princetown and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute in Bordentown. At the age of nineteen, he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and later he was ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only served as a local preacher.

He has written over three thousand hymns, and no gospel songbook is regarded as being complete unless it includes some of his hymns.


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7 Comments/Reviews

  • Jennifer Bandoo

    I love to Sing this this song .It has so much meaning to my life.

  • Mary L Jackson

    I love this song we sang it all the time in the choir

  • Sunny Felix

    This hymn changed my life , when I was in trouble.

  • Kelechi Kalu

    This hymn always lifts my spirit to a higher walk with God. Thank you Jesus

  • Michael Listowel Engmann

    This is dear to my heart

  • Isabella Ndwiga

    A wonderful song, very encouraging and inspiring

  • Reena Mosch-Jacob

    Lovely, encouraging hymn from yesteryear that still makes us to look up at him who is our author and finisher of our faith, our saviour Christ Jesus.