The Lord Gave Me a Temple


The Lord Gave Me a Temple


1. 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.

2. 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, 1930–2013. © 1969 IRI

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

1 Corinthians 3:16–17

Doctrine and Covenants 88:27–29