Today, I’m sharing another Sunday Hymn. I remember singing this song around the campfire at church camps when I was young – way back in the 70’s. Do you remember it – “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”?
This little song came to my mind as I was thinking about songs that might bring some encouragement and boost your faith in these days of uncertainty! Music is therapy to me! There’s nothing like music that will lift my spirits when I’m feeling low! So, I hope that this song lifts your spirits today too!
the story behind the song
This song is considered an American Folk Song or Spiritual. It was first published in a paperbound hymnal “Spirituals Triumphant, Old and New” in 1927. There doesn’t appear to be a known author, only that it was passed along from generation to generation.
Printable Inspired by the Song
I created this printable using a royalty free image of a 1859 World Map. It is a legal sized print (8.5″ x 14″) and can be printed on your home printer. I think this particular printable would look amazing enlarged as an engineering print from the office supply store!
he’s got the whole world in his hands
As I was searching You Tube for a video of this song, I stumbled upon a version that was just recorded and uploaded a day ago by a music teacher. He sent this video to his students on the last day before spring break. I thought this was so special considering how the kids might be feeling now since they may not be going back to school this year.
I hope you liked this Sunday post! If you missed my first Sunday Hymn post, it featured the hymn “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and also included a printable.
Thanks for sharing the info about ‘He’s Got The Whole World’. I especially appreciated the teacher’s video, how he merged those two songs and sent a blessing to his students as well as other viewers. I watched our church service with my 11 year old who often acolytes at our church. He lit our candles at home for a sense of community.
Love your print ‘He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands’. Thank you for that simple reminder.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Doreen, this is beautiful…thanks so much for sharing!
This is a lovely post. Your printable is so appropriate.
My husband and I enjoyed the music teacher’s video , what a voice !
Blessings to you and your hubby
Thanks, Doreen. Nice reminder no matter where we live we are all in this together and can uplift one another.
Thankyou I will treasure this.x
Doreen, thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this. What a beautiful reminder.
Great reminder! Thanks for sharing Doreen!
Your posts are truly inspiring and uplift my soul! In Europe, I’m witnessing the overwhelming devastation being caused. Please stay safe, stay at home and take care of your loved ones. Thank you so much. Praying daily for us all!