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

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Church Psalmody #H62

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Church Psalmody #62

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #62

Melodies of the Church #d623

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #402

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d556

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H99

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #91

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad675

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b215

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Songs for the Sanctuary #215

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Songs for the Sanctuary #215

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Songs for the Sanctuary #215

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #215

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #215

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Songs of the Church #121

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d229

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #172

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #47.172

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The Baptist Hymn Book #172

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #158

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The Congregational Hymn Book #31

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #103a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d629

Union Hymns #d246

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