Josiah turned away from the idolatry of his predecessors.

Scripture: 2 Chronicles 34:1-7

ESV Text: 2 Chronicles 34:1-7


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 34 1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left. 3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images. 4 And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them. 5 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem. 6 And so did he in the cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and Simeon, even unto Naphtali, with their mattocks round about. 7 And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the idols throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 19:
All Praise to God Who Reigns Above

— Organ Audio

1. All praise to God, who reigns above, 
The God of all creation, 
The God of wonders, power, and love, 
The God of our salvation! 
With healing balm my soul He fills, 
The God who every sorrow stills,– 
To God all praise and glory! 

2. What God’s almighty power hath made 
His gracious mercy keepeth; 
By morning dawn or evening shade 
His watchful eye ne’er sleepeth; 
Within the kingdom of His might 
Lo, all is just and all is right,– 
To God all praise and glory! 

3. I cried to Him in time of need: 
Lord God, oh, hear my calling! 
For death He gave me life indeed 
And kept my feet from falling. 
For this my thanks shall endless be; 
Oh, thank Him, thank our God, with me,– 
To God all praise and glory! 

4. The Lord forsaketh not His flock, 
His chosen generation; 
He is their Refuge and their Rock, 
Their Peace and their Salvation. 
As with a mother’s tender hand 
He leads His own, His chosen band,– 
To God all praise and glory! 

5. Ye who confess Christ’s holy name, 
To God give praise and glory! 
Ye who the Father’s power proclaim, 
To God give praise and glory! 
All idols under foot be trod, 
The Lord is God! The Lord is God! 
To God all praise and glory! 

6. Then come before His presence now 
And banish fear and sadness; 
To your Redeemer pay your vow 
And sing with joy and gladness: 
Though great distress my soul befell, 
The Lord, my God, did all things well,– 
To God all praise and glory! 


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