Book of Common Prayer (1892)/The Order how the Psalter is appointed to be read
The Order how the Psalter
is appointed to be read.
The Psalter shall be read through once every month, as it is there appointed, both for Morning and Evening Prayer. But in February it shall be read onely to the twenty eighth or twenty ninth day of the month.
And, whereas January, March, May, July, August, October and December have one and thirty dayes a peece; Jt is ordered that the same Psalms shall be read the last day of the said Monthes which were read the day before: So that the Psalter may begin again the first day of the next month ensuing.
And, whereas the cxix. psalm is divided into xxii. portions, and is overlong to be read at one time: Jt is so ordered, that at one time shall not be read above four or five of the said portions.
And at the end of every Psalm, and of every such part of the cxix Psalm shall be repeated this Hymn
- Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the holy Ghost
- As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be; world without end. Amen.
Note, that the Psalter followeth the division of the Hebrews, and the Translation of the great English Bible, set forth and vsed in the time of K. H. viii. and Edw. vi.