2 Latter-day Saints write lovely song about the temple: “Where Heaven Meets Earth”
A new hymn written by English jazz pianist and Irish retiree hallows the temple
As John Connolly spent three years in the Preston England Temple leadership, he would write poetry for the sacred edifice to share his deep feelings.
Now Connolly ‘s poem has been set to music with the aid of Samuel Petchey, a jazz pianist who has played frequently at Buckingham Palace, according to Church Newsroom UK.
The song begins with lyrics that capture the sacred space: “Where heaven meets earth, where God is near, His tender mercies often appear. His temple space, so calm so mild, a place where we feel the faith of a child.” The song also testifies of how the Savior helps us return to the Father again and how through Him, relationships with family can continue in celestial glory.
“What I love about ‘Where Heaven Meets Earth’ is the clear connection it makes between us, the temple, and Christ,” Petchey said. “Sometimes, when we sing or talk about the temple, the emphasis on eternal families can lose sight of whom the temple represents.”
Listen to the song below,