“Rejoice,” New Era, May 2005, 51

Special Issue: The Times and Seasons of Joseph Smith


A house of faith,

the Kirtland Temple,

shined with teardrop

shards of light.

Broken glass, china crushed,

revealed Saints’ sacrifice.

A house of glory

blazed like fire, gold,

pure snow, the noonday sun.

He showed His face to humble men,

His voice like mighty oceans—

“Lift up your heads and rejoice.”

A house of God,

bathed in light, grandeur

beneath a star-splashed sky,

teaches of eternities—

reveals His sacrifice.

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