• Lyricist: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
  • Composer: Charles H. Gabriel, 1902
  • Subjects: Aspiration, Supplication
  • Scriptures: Deuteronomy 32:13; Psalm 18:33; Isaiah 58:14; Mica
  • Key: A♭
  • Meter: D
  • Downloads: PDF, MP3 (OTP)
  1. 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.”
    • Refrain:
      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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.”