Thy Holy Temple

Marvin K. Gardner and Vanja Y. Watkins


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.

Illustration by Beth Whittaker