I Love to See the Temple

So what is this site? It’s basically an excuse to play the guitar more, but to also come up with some cool arrangements of LDS hymns and then show you how to play them. Guitar has always been therapeutic for me and my hope is that it can be for you to. Whether you’re looking to play these arrangements or just listen to them, I hope there’s something for you here.

Since nothing is more important to me than my family, I figured I’d let them choose the songs. This month’s was chosen by my daughter Lila. She just called it the Temple song. I hope this is what she was talking about.

Continue reading to learn how to play it…

I’ve transcribed this arrangement into guitar tabs for those that know how to read them. If you’re just starting off, I’ve also included the chords and the fingerings in the music as well. Even though this is meant to be an instrumental, I included the lyrics in the sheet music so you know where you are in the song. Also, if you’re just playing the chords, it probably makes more sense to sing along to it.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, please leave them in the comments below. This site will always be a work in progress, so any feedback would be most welcome.

Good luck!

Here’s how to play it

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About Ben Howington

I'm just an average Mormon trying to offset the crap out there on the internet, one guitar arrangement at a time. (Mormon.org Profile)

17 comments

  1. Legit! I can’t tell you the smile that i had when I heard this. Thanks for doing this. I’m going to go play it now! :D

    • Thanks! I’m really happy that you liked this one. I’m posting a new arrangement on the first day of every month. So the next one will be up on July 1. I’m trying to go for quality over quantity. If I did any more than one a month at this point, I wouldn’t have time to do both the video lesson and the sheet music for each. Thanks again!

  2. Thanks Ben for putting this together. I have been looking for a while for a resource that shows the tab and the video. Awesome!

  3. Ben – I’m just starting to learn the guitar and have been scouring the web for some good LDS arrangements. This is awesome. I love the tutorials. Thanks and keep up the great work!

    Brad

    • Thanks Brad! I’m so glad you’re finding this stuff useful. The advice I always give people just learning in general is focus on learning a few songs really well, instead of a lot of songs not so well. Don’t just learn chords, even right from the beginning. You’ll be a better guitar player for it. Good luck to you!

  4. This site is RAD. I just bookmarked it and pinned it to the start screen on my Surface, and I hardly ever do that. It will be a while until I can play your stuff I think, since I’m just starting to play again after 15 years off, but I’ll make it a goal :-).

  5. Again, my heart is literally touched this morning while listening to you play. I feel the Spirit. Reminds me of Marvin Goldstein’s talent to transmit deep feeling and his testimony through his piano arrangements! Thank you!

  6. Ben, First off I want to thank you for this website/Facebook page and your willingness to post your arrangements for free! I have been playing the guitar (classical) for a number of years and my five year old daughter has been taking Suzuki Guitar lessons now for almost a year. We were both really excited to find your site and to listen to some of our favorite songs.

    I realize you play on an acoustical guitar so the technic/style of playing be a little different than that of classical guitar. I have notice that in a lot of your songs you often fret the low E string with your thumb wrapped around the neck onto the fretboard from the top. I have never seen this done as in classical the left hand thumb stays more or less on the back of the neck in the middle. I would like to teach some these songs to my daughter but don’t want her to use her thumb fretting, do you (or can you) suggest alternative fretting methods? Or do it more or less depend on the song?

    Love your arrangements and we are hoping to learn to play them.

    Shannon
    Bellevue, WA

    • Thanks Shannon! Yeah, definitely don’t use your thumb on a classical. The fretboards are also wider, so it would be difficult to do even if you wanted to.

      Each song and chord is kind of different and you don’t always have to play all the same notes. If there are any particular chords that you are wondering about, just let me know and if be happy to give you some alternative fingering ideas. Thanks again!

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