1. How beautiful thy temples, Lord!Each one a sacred shrine,Where faithful Saints, with one accord,Engage in work divine.How beautiful some aid to giveTo dear ones we call dead,But who indeed as spirits live;They’ve only gone ahead.
2. How beautiful thy message, Lord,The gospel, pure and true,In these our days to earth restoredAnd taught to men anew.How beautiful its faith and hope;All mankind it would save,Including in its aim and scopeThe souls beyond the grave.
3. How beautiful thy promise, Lord,That we may grow in truth,And live, exalted by thy word,In endless, glorious youth.With loved ones sealed in holinessBy sacred temple rites,Worlds without end we may progressFrom heights to greater heights.
Text: Frank I. Kooyman, 1880–1963. © 1948 IRIMusic: Tracy Y. Cannon, 1879–1961. © 1948 IRI
- Hymn Number
- Tracy Y. Cannon, 1879–1961.
- Frank I. Kooyman, 1880–1963.
- Doctrine and Covenants 138:47–48, Doctrine and Covenants 132:19–20
- 8 6 8 6 8 6 8 6
- CMD (Common Meter Doubled)
- Exaltation, Genealogy and Temple Work