The Lord Gave Me a Temple
“The Lord Gave Me a Temple,” Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 153
1. The Lord gave me a temple to live within on earth.
Once in Heaven I was spirit, but I left my home at birth.
I’ll make my temple brighter; I’ll keep my spirit free.
My body is the temple my Father gave to me.
2. If I keep my body clean and pure and habit-free,
I may in Father’s temple claim blessings promised me.
On resurrection morning, I’ll take my body bright
And in celestial glory forever live in light.
Words: Donnell Hunter, b. 1930. © 1969 IRI
Music: Darwin Wolford, b. 1936. © 1969 IRI^ Back to top