1. Thy temple shines with heav’nly light

Against the darkness of the night.

My heart rejoices at the sight.

I love Thy holy temple.

Each time I see Thy temple shine,

I think of promises divine

And all the blessings that are mine.

I love Thy holy temple.

2. Thy temple stands majestically,

Inviting me, reminding me

To be the best that I can be.

I love Thy holy temple.

For temple marriage I’ll prepare.

I’ll seek Thy ordinances there.

With Thee I’ll covenant in prayer.

I love Thy holy temple.

I love Thy holy temple.

Words: Marvin K. Gardner, born 1952
Music: Vanja Y. Watkins, born 1938

Ps. 138:2

D&C 109:13–16

© 2001 by Vanja Y. Watkins and Marvin K. Gardner. Used by permission.
This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

Music, Thy Holy Temple

Illustration by Beth Whittaker