A joyful Passover was celebrated as the law commanded.

Scripture: 2 Chronicles 35:1-9

ESV Text: 2 Chronicles 35:1-9


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 35 1 Moreover Josiah kept a passover unto the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month. 2 And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them to the service of the house of the LORD, 3 And said unto the Levites that taught all Israel, which were holy unto the LORD, Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build; it shall not be a burden upon your shoulders: serve now the LORD your God, and his people Israel, 4 And prepare yourselves by the houses of your fathers, after your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son. 5 And stand in the holy place according to the divisions of the families of the fathers of your brethren the people, and after the division of the families of the Levites. 6 So kill the passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare your brethren, that they may do according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses. 7 And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the passover offerings, for all that were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these were of the king’s substance. 8 And his princes gave willingly unto the people, to the priests, and to the Levites: Hilkiah and Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, gave unto the priests for the passover offerings two thousand and six hundred small cattle, and three hundred oxen. 9 Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and Nethaneel, his brethren, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, chief of the Levites, gave unto the Levites for passover offerings five thousand small cattle, and five hundred oxen.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 39:
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

— Organ Audio

1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! 
O my soul, praise Him, for He is Thy Health and Salvation! 
Join the full throng: 
Wake, harp and psalter and song; 
Sound forth in glad adoration! 

2. Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously
reigneth, 
Who, as on wings of an eagle, uplifteth, sustaineth. 
Hast thou not seen 
How thy desires all have been 
Granted in what He ordaineth? 

3. Praise to the Lord, who hath fearfully, wondrously, made
thee; 
Health hath vouchsafed and, when heedlessly falling, hath stayed
thee. 
What need or grief 
Ever hath failed of relief?– 
Wings of His mercy did shade thee. 

4. Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend
thee, 
Who from the heavens the streams of His mercy doth send thee. 
Ponder anew 
What the Almighty can do, 
Who with His love doth befriend thee. 

5. Praise to the Lord! Oh, let all that is in me adore Him! 
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before
Him! 
Let the Amen 
Sound from His people again; 
Gladly for aye we adore Him. 


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