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 - 28 of 28)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #150Text
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #656Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #306
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #346TextAudio
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #819Text
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #25
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #51Text
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #26TextPage Scan
Hymns of Truth & Light #97
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #411Text
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #217Text
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #26TextAudio
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #328
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #457Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #34
Sing Joyfully #43TextPage Scan
Sing With Me #26TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #536
Small Church Music #889Audio
Songs for Life #198TextPage Scan
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #586Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #682
The Cyber Hymnal #2336TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #344Text
The Worshiping Church #518TextPage Scan
Total Praise: Songs and other worship resources for every generation #143
Worship and Rejoice #80Text
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #70
Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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