RepositoryChurch of England Record Centre
LevelFonds
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Extent29 files
TitleArchbishops' Commission to Revise the Psalter
Date1957-1963
DescriptionPapers of the Archbishops' Commission to Revise the Psalter.
AppraisalACRP/19 and ACRP/20 have been moved to Millennium, the Lambeth Palace Library publications catalogue.
LanguageEnglish
AdminHistoryThe Archbishops' Commission to Revise the Psalter was set up with the purpose of revising Coverdale's edition of the psalter in order to make it more understandable and accessible. What resulted were five books containing revised versions of all 150 psalms.

The Commission's terms of reference: "To produce for the consideration of the Convocations a revision of the text of the Psalter designed to remove obscurities and various errors of translation, yet such as to retain, as far as possible, the general character in style and rhythm of Coverdale's version and its suitability for congregational use."

Members of the Commission:
- The Right Reverend F.D. Coggan, Lord Bishop of Bradford and Chairman
- The Right Reverend G.A. Chase
- J. Dykes Bower, Organist of St Paul's Cathedral
- T.S. Eliot
- Gerald H. Knight, Director of the Royal School Church of Music
- Professor C.S. Lewis, Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at the University of Cambridge
- Professor D. Winton Thomas, Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge
CustodialHistoryACRP/21-30 deposited July 1997 by Simon Chase.
RelatedMaterialACRP/19 and ACRP/20 in Millennium, the Lambeth Palace Library publications catalogue.

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GB/109/12354Archbishops' Commission to Revise the Psalter; 1958-1958-
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