The Lord Gave Me a Temple


The Lord Gave Me a Temple

35395, Children’s Songbook, The Lord Gave Me a Temple, 153

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.

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 IRI

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

1 Corinthians 3:16–17

Doctrine and Covenants 88:27–29