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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 62 : Days of Fasting and Thanksgiving

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62-6. On days of thanksgiving, he should give information respecting the authority and providences which call for the observance; and he should spend more than the usual time in giving thanks, agreeably to the occasion, and in singing psalms or hymns of praise. On these days, the people should rejoice with holy gladness of heart; but their joy should be tempered with reverence, that they indulge in no excess or unbecoming levity.

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ANTECEDENT TEXTS:
PCA 1973, Adopted text, DfW 16-7 [M1GA, Appendix, p. 161]
On days of thanksgiving, he should give information respecting the authority and providences which call for the observance; and he should spend more than the usual time in giving thanks, agreeably to the occasion, and in singing psalms or hymns of praise. On these days, the people should rejoice with holy gladness of heart; but their joy should be tempered with reverence, that they indulge in no excess or unbecoming levity.

Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text,
The

PCUS 1933,
The

PCUS 1925, XV-
PCUS 1894, XV-8
On days of thanksgiving, he is to give the like information respecting the authority and providences which call for the observance of them; and to spend a more than usual part of the time in the giving of thanks, agreeably to the occasion, and in singing psalms or hymns of praise.
It is the duty of the people on these days to rejoice with holy gladness of heart; but let trembling be so joined with their mirth, that no excess or unbecoming levity be indulged.



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