Sunday, April 17, 2022

He's Got the Whole World in his Hands

We just learned about the Swing Low Sweet Chariot.

Another famous Christian song is He's Got the Whole World in his Hands.

This is a song that was made famous as an African-American spiritual, from days during slavery when African-American people would sing Christian songs to try and be happy even though they were slaves.
In 1927 the song was put into a book of hymns called Spirituals Triumphant, Old and New.

Since then it's been recorded by many other musicians giving their own style to how the song sounds.

The lyrics start by saying He's got the whole world in his hands, and then move on to say He's got other things, like the little bitty baby, you and me sister, everybody here, you and me brother.

(from: wikipedia - he's got the whole world in his hand)

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