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Act 6, 1992 (VI) – Act anent Supplementary Versions of the Psalms. 20th May 1992.

1. The General Assembly direct that it shall be part of the standing remit of the Select Committee on Psalmody that they prepare supplementary versions of the Psalms as need arises and that they bring to the attention of the Church suitable versions available from elsewhere. The General Assembly further authorise the Psalmody Committee to consult with any suitably qualified persons within the Church.

2.1 The General Assembly direct that before publishing or otherwise making generally available any supplementary version the Select Committee on Psalmody shall submit it to a Consultative Group (Psalmody) comprising the Convener of the Select Committee, another representative of the Select Committee and one representative from each Presbytery, nominated by the Presbytery. The Convener Of the Consultative Group to be the Convener of the Select Committee.

2.2 The Consultative Group shall scrutinise the versions brought before them, and make recommendations, as necessary, for changes.

2.3 A majority of the Consultative Group must approve a version before it is published.

2.4 The Consultative Group will ordinarily discharge their responsibilities by submitting written comments, but meetings may be arranged at the discretion of the Convener.