Sunday, May 13, 2012

Higher Ground

I'm pressing on the upward way,
New heights I'm gaining every day;
Pathway at Glendolough, Wicklow Mountains, Ireland

Still praying as I onward bound,
"Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."
Church at the top of Croagh Patrick,  County Mayo, Ireland

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven's tableland,
Approaching Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
Long view of Croagh Patrick.

I want to live above the world,
Tho' Satan's darts at me are hurled;
View of Keem Bay, Achill Island.

For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

Wicklow Mountains.

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven's tableland,
Rosturk Castle, County Mayo, between Newport and Achill Island.
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

Croagh Patrick in the snow.

May your heart always lead you to the high places!

Linking to Charlotte's Spiritual Sundays.


eileeninmd said...

Lovely images and post. I would love to visit Ireland someday! Happy Sunday!

Dianna said...

As is usual with your Sunday posts, I was "singing along" (in my mind anyway) as I read the words to this beautiful old hymn.

Your photos are gorgeous!
I'm wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Amazing images Linda, Ireland has some seriously beautiful scenery! Hope that you're having a fab Mothers Day and the boys are cooking something delicious for you and the other Mums. Aimee made me a scrumptious breakfast in bed,wonderful way to start Mothers Day.

TexWisGirl said...

fantastic views - perfectly higher ground. :)

Rita said...

Perfect text for the photos you showed today. Also very uplifting.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Humbling feeling when you consider WHO is responsible for these high places.

BelovedBomber said...

We just returned from a trip to Israel that was a blessing from above. God provided it free to us...funny thing is Ireland and Italy are the other places I dream of three I's. I loved looking at your pics! Many blessings to you and thanks for stopping by.

Susan said...

That last shot is my favorite. Looks like a wonderful photography adventure.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Oh My Gosh! Gorgeous pictures Linda! I read in comments that you had a great Mom's Day :)

onespoiledcat said...

Another perfect pairing of lyrics and photography. Lots of familiar sights in Ireland too...!

Pam (and Sam)

Charlotte said...

Beautiful pictures to illustrate a song I'm very familiar with. Thank you for sharing.

Pierre BOYER said...

Great trip....
Best regards from France,


Roslyn said...

Love this post Linda, beautiful pictures with a wonderful hymn