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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 51 : The Singing of Psalms and Hymns

Paragraph 4 :

51-4. The leadership in song is left to the judgment of the Session, who should give careful thought to the character of those asked to lead in this part of worship, and the singing of a choir should not be allowed to displace congregational singing.

[DIGEST: The current PCA text, in place since 1973, dates to the PCUS revision of 1929.]

ANTECEDENT TEXTS:
PCA 1973, Adopted text, DfW 4-4 [M1GA, Appendix, p. 156]
Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text,
and
PCUS 1933, IV, § 315.
The leadership in song is left to the judgment of the Session, who should give careful thought to the character of those asked to lead in this part of worship, and the singing of a choir should not be allowed to displace congregational singing.

PCUS 1925, IV
and

PCUS 1894, IV
[no comparable text]



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