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Higher Ground lyrics - Hymn with Piano Music (Accurate)

Higher Ground lyrics - Hymn with Piano Music (Accurate)

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Johnson Oatman Jr., 1898

Verse 1

I’m pressing on the upward way,

New heights I’m gaining every day;

Still praying as I’m upward bound,

“Lord, plant my feet on 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.

Verse 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.

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.

Verse 3

Beyond the mist I fain would rise,

To rest beneath unclouded skies,

Above earth’s turmoil peace is found

By those who dwell on 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.

Verse 4

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.

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.

Verse 5

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.”

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.

Verse 6

Lord lead me up the mountain side,

I dare not climb without my Guide;

And, heaven gained, I’ll gaze around,

with grateful heart from 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.

Higher Ground (Johnson Oatman Jr.)… Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

"Higher Ground" (Words by Johnson Oatman Jr., Music by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel) is a hymn that expresses the desire for spiritual growth and a closer relationship with God. The hymn uses the metaphor of climbing a mountain to describe the Christian's journey toward greater faith and intimacy relationship with God. 

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