How Beautiful Thy Temples, Lord

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  1. 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 give
    To dear ones we call dead,
    But who indeed as spirits live;
    They’ve only gone ahead.
  2. 2. How beautiful thy message, Lord,
    The gospel, pure and true,
    In these our days to earth restored
    And taught to men anew.
    How beautiful its faith and hope;
    All mankind it would save,
    Including in its aim and scope
    The souls beyond the grave.
  3. 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 holiness
    By sacred temple rites,
    Worlds without end we may progress
    From heights to greater heights.
  4. Text: Frank I. Kooyman, 1880–1963. © 1948 IRI
    Music: Tracy Y. Cannon, 1879–1961. © 1948 IRI