The Lord Gave Me a Temple


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

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1 Cor. 3:16–17

D&C 88:27–29