Higher Ground

Text:  Johnson Oatman, Jr.  1898
Music:  Charles H. Gabriel  1898
OHT Incipit:  55133 21621 65131

Iím pressing on the upward way,
New heights Iím gaining every day;
Still praying as I onward bound,
ďLord, plant my feet on higher ground.Ē

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on heavenís 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 heavenís table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

I want to live above the world,
Though Satanís darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on heavenís table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

I want to scale the utmost height,
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still Iíll pray till heaven Iíve found,
ďLord, plant my feet on higher ground.Ē

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on heavenís table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

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