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"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" is a traditional African American spiritual, first published in 1927. It became an international pop hit in 1957–58 in a recording by English singer Laurie London, and has been recorded by many other singers and choirs.

Raffi sings it on the Rise and Shine album and the A Young Children's Concert with Raffi video.

Lyrics[]

Chorus:
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

He's got my brothers and my sisters in his hands
He's got my brothers and my sisters in his hands
He's got my brothers and my sisters in his hands
He's got the whole world in his hands

Repeat Chorus

He's got a little bitty baby in his hands
He's got a little bitty baby in his hands
He's got a little bitty baby in his hands
He's got the whole world in his hands

He's got the birds in the air in his hands
He's got the whales in the sea 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 here in his hands
He's got everybody here in his hands
He's got the whole world in his hands

Repeat Chorus 2x

Trivia[]

Video[]

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He's Got the Whole World

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