Friday, October 1, 2010

Higher Ground

I’m pressing on the upward way,
new heights I’m gaining every day,
still praying as I’m onward bound,
oh Lord, plant my feet on higher ground
(higher ground).

Verse 2:
My heart has no desire to stay,
where doubts arise and fears dismay.
Though some may dwell where these abound,
oh Lord, my prayer, my aim, is higher ground,
(higher ground).

Chorus:
Lord, lift me up and let me stand.
by faith on Heaven’s table land,
a higher plane I have found;
plant my feet on higher ground- higher ground.

Verse 3:
I want to live above the world,
though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
for faith has caught all joyful sound,
the song of saints on higher ground (higher ground).

Chorus
A higher plane that I have found, Lord plant my feet on higher ground(holy ground)
We are standing in His presence all around(on holy ground)
(I love You, I love You, Holy Father)

Lord lift me up, and let me stand
where the eagle flies
on the mountain high
from the world below
and all the evil noise
Lord lift me up and let me stand by faith on Heaven's table land
We are standing in His presence on Holy Ground
A higher plane that I have found, Lord plant my feet on Higher Ground

I started to play some music today that Ted gave me, as my heart was heavy. This song came on by a popular trumpeter, and I really did not want to listen to it for reasons I will tell you at a later time. Instead, God used it to speak to me, and I was able to worship Him in song, as He knew I just longed to be with Him, on Higher Ground.
I still have this strong overpowering feeling that those who are His children will not be on this earth much longer. This has also given me a sense of urgency for those of you who are still lost and do not call Jesus - Lord, and God - your Heavenly Father. I yearn for you to know Him and accept His free gift of salvation TODAY!!

4 comments:

Brother Ted said...

My favorite rendition of this song is played by Phil Driscoll on the silver trumpet. It reminds me so much of Papa Birt playing in the orchestra. Gonna miss him.

Bless said...

This is what I was thinking as that song inadvertently came on my phone today. I wanted to turn it off, but God used it to bless me and remind me that Br. Birt, that wonderful trumpeter, is now singing praises in Heaven.
Papa Birt always asked "Did you miss me" Yes, Papa Birt, I do miss you!

Kristi said...

Higher Ground has always been a favorite hymn of mine. He is on Higher Ground tonight.

I prayed last night that God would give him a better day today. And He did. He had the best day today he's ever had.

Daddy loved y'all. And he loved your boys. Thank you for this post.

~Kristi

Kristi said...

Higher Ground has always been a favorite hymn of mine. He is on Higher Ground tonight.

I prayed last night that God would give him a better day today. And He did. He had the best day today he's ever had.

Daddy loved y'all. And he loved your boys. Thank you for this post.

~Kristi