Verse 1

O how high would I climb 
If the mountains were where 
You hide
O how far I'd scale the valleys
If You graced the other side

Verse 2

O how long have I chased rivers
From lowly seas to where they 
Against the rush of grace 
From the source of its supply

Pre-Chorus 1

'Cause in the highlands and 
the heartache
You're neither more or less 
I would search and stop at 
You're just not that hard 
to find


I will praise You on the 
And I will praise You when 
the mountain's in my way
You're the summit where my 
feet are
So I will praise You in the 
valleys all the same
No less God within the shadows
No less faithful when the 
night leads me astray
You're the heaven where my 
heart is
In the highlands and the 
heartache all the same

Verse 3

O how far beneath Your glory
Does Your kindness extend the 
From where Your feet rest on 
the sunrise
To where You sweep the sinner's 

Verse 4

O how fast would You come 
If just to shadow me through 
the night
Trace my steps through all 
my failure
And walk me out the other side

Pre-Chorus 2

For who could dare ascend that 
That valleyed hill called Calvary
But for the One I call Good 
Who like a lamb was slain for me


Whatever I walk through 
Wherever I am
Your name can move mountains 
wherever I stand
And if ever I walk through the 
valley of death
I'll sing through the shadows my 
song of ascent

Interlude 2

My song of ascent
Oo-oh, whoa-oh

Pre-Chorus 3

From the gravest of all valleys
Come the pastures we call grace
A mighty river flowing upwards
From a deep but empty grave

Highlands (Song of Ascent) - In the Bible [Verses & Devotional]

The song “Highlands (Song of Ascent)” by Hillsong UNITED is a beautiful reminder of the power of God’s grace and love. The lyrics speak of the lengths we would go to find God, and how He is always there for us, no matter where we are. The chorus speaks of praising God in the highlands and the valleys, reminding us that God is with us in all of life’s ups and downs. 

The Bible speaks of this same truth in many places. Psalm 139:7-10 says, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” This passage reminds us that no matter where we go, God is always with us. 

The bridge of the song speaks of God’s power to move mountains, and this is echoed in Matthew 17:20, which says, “He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’” This verse reminds us that with faith, nothing is impossible. 

The song “Highlands (Song of Ascent)” is a beautiful reminder of God’s power and grace. No matter where we go, God is always with us, and with faith, nothing is impossible. May we always remember to praise God in the highlands and the valleys, and to trust in His power and love.