Scripture Verse

Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord. Micah 4:2

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in Songs of Love and Praise, No. 5, by John R. Swe­ney et al., 1898.

Music: High­er Ground Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Oa­tman, would you ?

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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
1856–1922

Lyrics

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 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 Heav’n I’ve found,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

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