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"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" Lyrics, Text Format




"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" Lyrics, Text Format



Syncopation occurring on the second half of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd beats (the & of 1, 2, and 3) with arpeggios,
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Description
 
  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: USA - Traditional Spiritual, cir. 1927*

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: ABAC

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta/a ti ta/ | syncopation,
    | ti ta ta ti ti ti | syncopation, | ta ta ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta/a/ ti ti ti | syncopation

  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi/So\Mi, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do/Mi/So, ascending tonic arpeggio, Fa\Re, Re/Fa/La ascending arpeggio, Do/So

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beats, tied notes syncopation, arpeggios

  • Key Words: sacred, USA history, spiritual, God, whole, world, hands, wind, rain, sun, moon, little bitty baby, brother, everybody; contraction: he's (he has)

*Boatner, Edward (1927). Spirituals Triumphant, Old and New. Sunday School Publishing Board, National Baptist Convention.

 
 


"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"

       
  1. He's got the whole world in His hands,
He's got the whole wide world in His hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands.
 
 
2.
He's got the wind and the rain in His hands,
He's got the wind and the rain in His hands,
He's got the wind and the rain in His hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands.
 
  3. He's got the sun and the moon in His hands,
He's got the sun and the moon in His hands,
He's got the sun and the moon in His hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands,
 
  4. He's got the little bitty baby in His Hands,
He's got the little bitty baby in His Hands,
He's got the little bitty baby in His Hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands.
 
  5. He's got you and me Brother in His hands,
He's got you and me Brother in His hands,
He's got you and me Brother in His hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands.
 
  6. He's got everybody here in His hands,
He's got everybody here in His hands,
He's got everybody here in His hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands.
 
       

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