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