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WHOLE WORLD in Illustrated Song

Posted on: September 2, 2013

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He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
This book features historical information about the song.

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WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS, in:
let it shine
Let it Shine (Three Favorite Spirituals)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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Whole World

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Christopher Corr
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, includes a CD of the song sung by Fred Penner, pages of information for children about regions of the earth, and printed music)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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SONG SHEETS THAT CORRESPOND TO ASHLEY BRYAN’S ILLUSTRATION

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WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (w chords) Bryan
Whole World (for SBWE w chords, Bryan)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (w chords) Bryan

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WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (no chords) Bryan
Whole World (for SBWE no chords, Bryan)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (no chords) Bryan

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SONG SHEETS THAT CORRESPOND TO KADIR NELSON’S ILLUSTRATION

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WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (w chords) Nelson
Whole World (for SBWE w chords, Nelson)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (w chords) Nelson

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WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (no chords) Nelson

Whole World (for SBWE no chords, Nelson)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (no chords) Nelson

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This is my favorite instrumental:

 

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You can also buy this instrumental on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Hes-Got-Whole-World-Hands/dp/B006GM5ODE

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The books will all have a different number of verses and different versions to sing, but you can sing them all with this instrumental and just make up for the verses with going back to the top of the book (once you reach the end) and sing until the music runs out.

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HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS
Traditional Words and Tune

He’s got the whole world in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands,
He’s got my brothers and my sisters in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the sun and the rain in His hands,
He’s got the moon and the stars in His hands,
He’s got the wind and the clouds in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in his hands.

He’s got the rivers and the mountains in His hands,
He’s got the oceans and the seas in His hands,
He’s got you and he’s got me in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got everybody here in His hands,
He’s got everybody there in His hands,
He’s got everybody everywhere 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 my brothers and my sisters in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the sun and the rain in His hands,
He’s got the moon and the stars in His hands,
He’s got the wind and the clouds in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in his hands.

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You can sing these lyrics with the instrumental video posted above.  The last verse will be sung freely.  Let’s sing and send some love into the world.

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WHOLE WORLD is the tune used for:

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The Continents Song
Traditional Tune (Sing to the tune of, “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”)
Adapted Lyrics
Map created by ephotopix.com
Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS is also featured in these Singable Picture Books:

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Camp Granada (Sing-Along Camp Songs)
Music and Words by Various Artists
Illustrated by Frane Lessac

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when marian sang
When Marian Sang
Words and Music by Various Artists
Text by Pam Munoz Ryan
Illustrated by Brian Selznick
This book is peppered throughout with songs that Marian Anderson sang throughout her wonderful life.

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Addendum, 7/9/2017

My son and I were in New York City last week and went to see some of the wonderful public art on display inside the stations of the new stops for the Q/2nd Ave. subway lines.  My goodness, amazing art.  One of the stops was filled with monumental mosaic mural portraits by the the great artist Chuck Close.  Another stop was filled with life size mosaics of subway riders.  Each meticulously crafted of tiny pices of tile and glass.  I loved each one.  But the picture of the senior Jewish man holding a globe was a standout for me.  His dark somber clothing and thoughtful face contrasted with the brilliant, bright colors of the globe.  He’s got the whole world in his hands.

whole world man 2nd ave line

This glass mosaic is by the artist Vik Muniz.  The series of mosaics in the 72nd St. station on the Q line is called Perfect Strangers.  A bit more about it (and pictures of some of the works), here.

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Related Posts

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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ASHLEY BRYAN
The Singable Picture Books of Ashley Bryan
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/the-singable-picture-books-of-ashley-bryan/

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WHOLE WORLD IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/whole-world-in-singable-picture-books/

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7/13/2014
A Slew of Newly Minted Materials for HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS

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