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“He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” (COVID-19 Version)

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We all know the fun, little ditty “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”

Well, this Georgian family found a way to bring some light hearted hope to their fellow parishioners by modifying the song. It’s the COVID-19 version.

Mr. Gingrich, who posted the video to his private piano studio’s YouTube channel, said about the video: “Our church, Cellebration Fellowship, normally meets in Clarkston, Georgia. But today, like many other churches, we “met” online. Our family was invited to lead several songs. Here is one we sang. Perhaps it will inspire you to create versions suitable for your own situation.”


Here are the lyrics.

HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS (COVID-19 Version)

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

Verse:
He’s got the sun and the rain in his hands,
He’s got the moon and the stars in his hands
He’s got the COVID-19 virus in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands

He’s got the health care workers in his hands
He’s got the government officials in his hands
He’s got the media reporters in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands

He’s got the Chinese and Italians in his hands
He’s got the Spanish and Iranians in his hands
He’s got the French and Americans in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands

(Chorus)

Verse:
He’s got the homeschooling parents in his hands
He’s got the house-bound children in his hands
He’s got the jobless workers in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands

He’s got the panicking shoppers in his hands
He’s got the quarantined and lonely in his hands
He’s got the sick and the dying in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands

He’s got you and me, brother, in his hands
He’s got you and me, sister, in his hands
He’s got Cellebration Fellowship in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands

(Chorus 2x)

In the description of the video, Gingrich also added a note.

“PS: If this song feels too light-hearted for these times, please forgive. Today we also sang the old hymn ‘Now Thank We All Our God,’ which was written (words) and composed (music) by people who endured the horrific plague and the 30-Year’s War in the 1630s-1640s. It includes both praise and longing for deliverance, and may resonate more with you. I also found myself this week singing a chorus in minor, ‘The Lord Is My Light,’ which includes the repeated line ‘and so, I’ll not be afraid.’ Whatever your emotions right now, and whatever songs best minister to you, may you find peace in knowing that ‘He’s got the whole world in his hands.’

What are some things you guys are doing to keep your spirits up or your minds sane these days?


 

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