May not the sovereign Lord of all. I. Watts. [Election.] This cento is composed of stanzas iii., v., vii. of his "Behold the potter and the clay," which appeared in his Hymns and Spirituals, 1709, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, with the heading "Election sovereign and free." The use of this cento is confined mainly to America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)