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Tune Information

Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 55353 1565
Key: F Major
Source: Negro spiritual


He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

He's got the whole world in his hands.
He's got the whole world in his hands.
He's got the whole world in his hands.
He's got the whole world in his hands.

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WHOLE WORLD is characterized by one recurring melodic and rhythmic motif. The tune is intended for unison singing and possibly some solo singing (for example, on st. 4-5), with light accompaniment on guitar or piano. Try singing some stanzas unaccompanied, clapping on beats two and four.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987


Instances (1 - 33 of 33)

African American Heritage Hymnal #150


Ancient and Modern #656

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #306


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #346

Christian Science Hymnal #492


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #819

Complete Mission Praise #225

Hymns and Psalms #25


Hymns for a Pilgrim People #51

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Hymns of Promise #26

Hymns of Truth & Light #97


Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #411


Lift Every Voice and Sing II #217


Lift Up Your Hearts #26

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #328

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #457

Sing 'N' Praise Hymnal Vol. 2 #87

Sing and Rejoice! #34

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Sing Joyfully #43

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Sing With Me #26

Singing the Faith #536


Small Church Music #889

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Songs for Life #198


Songs of Zion #85


The Celebration Hymnal #586

The Christian Life Hymnal #409

The Covenant Hymnal #682


The Cyber Hymnal #2336


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #344

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The Worshiping Church #518

Total Praise #143


Worship and Rejoice #80

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #70

Include 10 pre-1979 instances
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