Higher Ground

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Music by: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel, 1892.
Words by: Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1898.






I'm pressing on the upward way,

New heights I'm gaining every day;

Still praying as I onward bound,

"Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."


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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.


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.


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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.


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I want to scale the utmost height

And catch a gleam of glory bright;

But still I'll pray till heaven I've found,

"Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."


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