And he stationed the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, harps, and lyres, according to the commandment of David and of Gad the king's seer and of Nathan the prophet, for the commandment was from the LORD through his prophets. The Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets. Then Hezekiah commanded that the burnt offering be offered on the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song to the LORD began also, and the trumpets, accompanied by the instruments of David king of Israel. The whole assembly worshiped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded. All this continued until the burnt offering was finished. When the offering was finished, the king and all who were present with him bowed themselves and worshiped. And Hezekiah the king and the officials commanded the Levites to sing praises to the LORD with the words of David and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed down and worshiped.
—2 Chronicles 29:25-30
by: Paula Davis.
King Hezekiah’s worship service attempted to turn the people’s hearts back to God and to restore the Temple worship. He instructed the song to the Lord be played all the time the offering was burning on the altar. When the sacrifice had been offered, the whole assembly bowed and worshipped the Lord. Praise first, then worship. When our hearts have strayed away from the Lord, a sacrifice of praise in our hearts are a good place to start. We will then have the right attitude to offer worship to Him.