(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
I’m pressing on the upward way, New heights I’m gaining ev’ry day —
Still praying as I’m onward bound, “Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”
Lord, Lift me up and let me stand By faith on heaven’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;
Tho some may dwell where these abound, My pray’r my aim, is higher ground.
I want to live above the world, Tho Satan’s darts at me are hurled
For faith has caught the joyful sound, The song of saints on higher ground.
I ant to scale the utmost height And catth a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found, “Lord lead me on to higher ground.”