Asaph, the leader of this group, sounded the cymbals. Second to him was Zechariah, followed by Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel. They played the harps and lyres.
The priests, Benaiah and Jahaziel, played the trumpets regularly before the Ark of God’s Covenant.
On that day David gave to Asaph and his fellow Levites this song of thanksgiving to the :
Give thanks to the and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.
Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.
Exult in his holy name; rejoice, you who worship the .
Search for the and for his strength; continually seek him.
Remember the wonders he has performed, his miracles, and the rulings he has given,
you children of his servant Israel, you descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones.
He is the our God. His justice is seen throughout the land.
Remember his covenant forever— the commitment he made to a thousand generations.