His Way Mine

This is a gospel-style hymn about the purpose which God has for each human person. 

It was written by American Baptist brothers and music-evangelists, Richard Dee (Dick) Baker and Bo Baker:  Bo (1923-2010) wrote the words and Richard (1927-2011) composed the tune.

Originally written for a youth camp group in 1954, the song was first published in 1955 and became widely recognized among all age-groups.  It has been translated into several Asian languages.

The tune is un-named, in 3/4 time, and was originally published in the key of F.

Sheet music (piano score with guitar chord markings) was included in the book Sing'n'Celebrate  published by in 1971 by Word Incorporated of Texas. A two-page arrangement was published by the Dick Baker Company in 1955, ASIN: B001F21XIK.   Second-hand copies of both of these are occasionally available on Amazon. At the time of writing, though, sheet music has not been located via any other source.

Copyright was originally registered with 1960 Crescendo Publications in 1960, and they renewed it in 1988. Subsequently it was assigned to McKinney Music, Inc, and is administered for them by Music Services, Inc.   The latter now lists the song as owned by Lifeway Worship and published by Broadman Press:   it is likely that the song is included in one of their hymnals, but the exact one has not yet been located.


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Singer with piano - early LP recording

Singer with keyboard + backing:

Solo singer, Korean? language, with piano backing:

Choir performance in Thai? language)


The lyrics are currently copyright, so cannot be re-produced. But they are available on this website. A rough outline is:

1 God has a place for every planned creation ...

I place my life in the hands of God,
Those hands so scarred outstretched for me:
Wherever it may be over land, over sea,
May thy will sublime, O thou God divine, be mine.

2 Now in His will my soul finds life worth living ...

3. God will make a way where there seems to be no way.
.... He will make a way.

There is also an alternative first part of the song, which some readers have requested, starting "God has a plan for every living being".
God has a place for every planned creation,
A path for every star to go.
He drew the course for every river’s journey.

Now I know He has a way for me.
Now in His will my soul finds life worth living.

Each day new blessings from above.
Tho shadows come and valleys seem unending.
Still I know He makes a way for me.

I place my life in the hands of God.
Those hands so scarred now outstretched for me.
Where ever it may be, over land, over sea.

God will make a way where there seems to be no way.
He works in ways we cannot see,
He will make a way for me,
He will be my guide, hold me closely to His side.
With love and strength for each new day,
He will make a way,
He will make a way.

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