Amid the coronavirus outbreak and people being at home quarantining and practicing social distancing, there has been a ton of new digital “challenges” surfacing.
On Sunday (Mar. 22), Tyler Perry started a new challenge called the “He’s Got The Whole World Challenge.” The director took to Instagram and began singing the popular African-American spiritual “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands,” and encouraged others to participate.
“It’s my hope that we add to this simple song in every language from every nation as we let it become a prayer for our whole world!” Perry wrote in the caption of his post. “God bless you today. And remember it’s all in God’s hands!”
“Alright, how about a little something to try to make us all feel a little bit better?” Perry said in the video that he shared on Instagram. “I’m going to start this song, and then I want all of y’all to add to it. All of the musicians out there, all the singers out there, change the key, take it up. Yea, let’s see if I can do this.”
Following Perry’s rendition of “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands,” various other singers and musicians began singing a piece of their version, including Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Hudson, Johnny Gill, Fantasia, Tamela Mann, Kierra Sheard, and a few of the Clark Sisters.
Although Hudson’s version was included in Perry’s video, the singer and actress also shared her version directly on her own Instagram account, as well as Brownstone’s Nicci Gilbert.
However, Gilbert’s version, which was a bit more humorous, wasn’t included in Perry’s video. Check out both versions below.