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5. Higher Ground

1. I'm pressing on the upward way,
New height I'm gaining ev'ry day;
Still praying as I onward bound,
"Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."

Refrain:
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.

2. My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My prayer, my aim is higher ground. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

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, lead me on to higher ground." [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I'm pressing on the upward way
Title: Higher Ground
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1898)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Scripture: Micah 4:2
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Higher_Ground); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (62)
Refrain First Line: Lord, lift me up and let me stand
Tune Information
Name: [I'm pressing on the upward way]
Composer: Charles H. Gabriel (1892)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Higher_Ground); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (62)



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