The Lord Gave Me a Temple

Words: Donnell Hunter

Music: Darwin Wolford

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    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 LDS
    Music: Darwin Wolford, b. 1936. © 1969 LDS

    This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

    1 Cor. 3:16–17

    D&C 88:27–29

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