May not the sovereign Lord on high

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: May not the sovereign Lord on high
Author: Isaac Watts

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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)

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Chapel Hymns #d341
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d655
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H62Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #62Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1133
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #62Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d623
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #402Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d556
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H99Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #91Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad675
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #215Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #215Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #215Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #215Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #215Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #121Page Scan
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d229
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #172Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #47.172Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #172Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #158Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #31Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #103aPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d629
Union Hymns: adapted to Social Meetings and Family Worship Selected from Church Psalmody, with Additional Hymns #d246



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