He's Got the Whole World in His Hand(s)
DESCRIPTION: "He's got the whole world (right) in his hand (x3); He's got the whole world in his hand." The number of additional verses probably approximates the number of English speakers on earth; most are spiritual, but you can probably imagine some that aren't
EARLIEST DATE: 1927
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Warner-TraditionalAmericanFolkSongsFromAnneAndFrankWarnerColl 168, "He's Got the Whole World in His Hand" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 361, "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" (1 text)
Fuld-BookOfWorldFamousMusic, p. 273, "He's Got the Whole World in His Hand"
Johnny Brown, "He Got the Whole World in His Hand" (on USFlorida01)
Bessie Johnson's Sanctified Singers, "The Whole World in His Hand" (OKeh 8765, 1930; rec. 1929; on Babylon)
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