In God's Hands (song)

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"In God's Hands"
Single by Nelly Furtado
from the album Loose
Released 30 July 2007 (2007-07-30)
Length 4:12
  • Rick Nowels
  • Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado singles chronology
"Do It"
"In God's Hands"
"In God's Hands"
"In God's Hands"
Single by Nelly Furtado featuring Keith Urban
Released 15 April 2008 (2008-04-15)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2008
Length 4:32
Label Geffen, Mosley
Nelly Furtado singles chronology
"In God's Hands"
"In God's Hands"
"Win or Lose"
Keith Urban singles chronology
"In God's Hands"
"You Look Good in My Shirt"

"In God's Hands" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Nelly Furtado for her third studio album, Loose (2006). It was written and produced by Furtado and Rick Nowels.

Writing and recording[edit]

Sample of the song

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"In God's Hands" is about Furtado's breakup with DJ Jasper Gahunia, the father of her daughter.[1] According to Furtado, the song was, at the time, "as far as I was willing to go in terms of pop right now".[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was shot on 9 May 2007 between 5 and 7 a.m. in Los Angeles, California; it was directed by Jesse Dylan.[3] It features Furtado on a beach during both daytime and nighttime, singing the song while sitting on a tree stump, lying on the sand and holding a white sheet, which she lies under. Furtado is also shown walking on the shore, weeping and looking onto the ocean.


Furtado re-recorded "In God's Hands".[4] "I love country music. Keith Urban's voice is plaintive and sweet; he's a pure songsmith, with an extremely humble tone to his voice. I have always thought that the song "Gods Hands" needed a country singer on it and Keith was my first choice. He's right on the border of country, roots and pop. He really defies description, and those are my favorite kinds of artists."[5]

Track listings[edit]


Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
United Kingdom 30 July 2007 Digital download Polydor [15]
Austria 23 November 2007
Universal [16]
Norway 3 December 2007 Digital download (2-track) [17]
Portugal [18]
United Kingdom Polydor [19]
Italy 7 December 2007 Digital download (3-track) Universal [20]
France 17 December 2007 [21]


  1. ^ Intini, John. "Nelly Furtado: 'I'm not Mother Teresa'". Maclean's. 25 August 2006.
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  6. ^ " – Nelly Furtado – In God's Hands" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200809 into search.
  8. ^ " – Furtado,Nelly Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  9. ^ " – Nelly Furtado – In God's Hands". Top Digital Download.
  10. ^ " – Nelly Furtado – In God's Hands" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  11. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200814 into search.
  12. ^ " – Nelly Furtado – In God's Hands". Singles Top 60.
  13. ^ "Nelly Furtado Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Nelly Furtado.
  14. ^ "Nelly Furtado Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Nelly Furtado.
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