WHOLE WORLD

Tune Information

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

Texts

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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Notes

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

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • 150 Hymn Preludes Book 1 Hymn Tune A - K: Short and Playable Pieces in Keys to Match All Popular Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Colin Hand
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2010) pp. 246
  • The Organist Volume 111 Number 4 September October 2007: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 8
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 27 Number 5 July 2005 General, Weddings, Patriotic, Communion: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; John G. Barr
    Published By: McAfee Music Corporation (2005) pp. 5
  • Hymn Preludes for the Church Year Book 2: Ordinary Time
    Composer/Editors Aaron Shows; Colin Hand
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 98
  • Preludes on Favorite Hymns for Organ
    Composer/Editor Colin Hand
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2000) pp. 34
  • The Organist Volume 99 Number 6 January 1996: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gregg Sewell; Eric Lewis
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1996) pp. 88
  • Favorite Spirituals: For Organ
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1993) pp. 9
  • Favorite Hymn-Tune Voluntaries For Organ
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1982) pp. 46
  • The Organist Volume 84 Number 1 March 1980: A Bi-monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Edward Broughton; Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1980) pp. 38
  • Fred Bock's Great Gospel Hits: For All Organs
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1978) pp. 92
  • All Gospel All Organ: Words Chords Music
    Composer/Editor Joe Morgan
    Published By: Peaceful Valley Music (1976) pp. 46
  • Beautiful Songs of Faith
    Composer/Editors Anonymous; John Brimhall
    Published By: Charles H. Hansen Music Corporation (1971) pp. 10
  • My God and I: And Other Gospel Songs for All Organs
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Gentry Publications (1971) pp. 19
  • Songs of Faith: For All Organs
    Composer/Editor Mark Laub
    Published By: MCA Music (1971) pp. 30
  • 46 Sacred Songs For All Year: For All Organs
    Composer/Editor Anonymous
    Published By: Hansen Publications, Inc. (1961) pp. 14, 16
  • I Believe and other Great Hymns

    Published By: TRO Musical Comedy Productions pp. 60

Piano Solo

  • All Nature Sings: Piano Hymn Settings That Celebrate the Creator and the Beauty of His Creation
    Composer/Editor Larry Shackley
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 26
  • We Have Met to Worship: Hymns and Songs of Adoration
    Composer/Editor Heather Sorenson
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2007) pp. 54
  • God, Our Creator: Worship Suite for Advanced Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Anna Laura Page
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2005) pp. 6
  • The Church Pianist Volume 20 Number 3 January February 2004: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors David Sarandon; Robert W. Thygerson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2004) pp. 9
  • May Jesus Christ be Praised!: Inspirational Settings for the Piano Soloist
    Composer/Editor Marilynn Ham
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2002) pp. 50
  • Popular, Inspirational Piano
    Composer/Editor Tony Esposito
    Published By: Warner Brothers Publications, Inc. (2000) pp. 38
  • Piano Improvs for Praise and Worship
    Composer/Editor Teresa Patterson Wilhelmi
    Published By: Ron Harris Music (1997) pp. 18
  • Praise in Many Colors: Hymns, Spirituals, Gospel Songs, and Carols Arranged for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Melody Bober
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1996) pp. 15
  • Just Hooked by Gospel: Keyboard Folio
    Composer/Editors Don Wyrtzen; Carol McMillen
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 36, 45
  • I Must Tell Jesus: Hymn Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Nancy Lyons Smith
    Published By: Broadman Press (1983) pp. 32
  • 7 Improvisations on Sacred Tunes
    Composer/Editor Robert D. Vandall
    Published By: Bradley Publications (1982) pp. 17
  • I Am Loved and Other Piano Arrangements: With Optional Rhythm Accompaniment
    Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1981) pp. 15
  • Spiritual Cameos: A Set of Distinctive Piano Transcriptions
    Composer/Editors Dorothy I. Strohman; John W. Schaum
    Published By: Schaum Publications, Inc. (1976) pp. 22
  • Outstanding Piano Arrangements: The Best of Fred Bock
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1970) pp. 49
  • The Best of Fred Bock: Outstanding Piano Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1970) pp. 49
  • Spirituals at the Piano: Beloved Melodies Arranged by Peggy Tolson
    Composer/Editor Peggy Tolson
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1969) pp. 8
  • Gospel Songs for Piano
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Sacred Songs (1966) pp. 4
  • George Beverly Shea's Album of Sacred Songs: For Voice and Piano with Guitar Chords and Ukulele Diagrams
    Composer/Editor George Beverly Shea
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1955) pp. 22

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Keyboard Excursions for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Joel Raney
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2004) pp. 37
  • Spiritual: He's Got the Whole World in His Hand: Piano and Organ Duet
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1996) pp. 2
  • How Majestic Is Your Name: Organ and Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1988) pp. 21
  • With Heart and Hands and Voices: Organ - Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor John F. Wilson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1983) pp. 29

Piano Duet+: Piano Trio

  • Wade in the Water: Hymns We Play and Sing Book VI
    Composer/Editor Myra Schubert
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1986) pp. 24

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • Country Gospel USA: Compiled and Produced by J. Aaron Brown & Associates, Inc.

    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1983) pp. 43
  • Hymns We Love: Vocal / Piano
    Composer/Editor J. Sears
    Published By: Robbins Music Corporation (1968) pp. 20
  • George Beverly Shea's Album of Sacred Songs: Favorites of America's Beloved Gospel Singer
    Composer/Editor George Beverly Shea
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1955) pp. 22

Instances

Instances (1 - 35 of 35)
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African American Heritage Hymnal #150

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Ancient and Modern #656

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #346

Christian Science Hymnal #492

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #819

Complete Mission Praise #225

Hymns and Psalms #25

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People #51

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Hymns of Promise #26

Hymns of Truth & Light #97

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

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II #217

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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

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Small Church Music #889

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Songs for Life #198

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Songs of Zion #85

The Book of Praise #339

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The Celebration Hymnal #586

The Christian Life Hymnal #409

The Covenant Hymnal #682

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The Cyber Hymnal #2336

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #344

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #118

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The Worshiping Church #518

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Total Praise #143

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Worship and Rejoice #80

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

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