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Voicing/Instrumentation: Choir Unison, Primary Children/Primary Solo, Vocal Solo, Young Women Voices, Youth Choir Mixed Or Unison


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Related song categories are:
Chastity/Purity
Children
Children's Songs
Christ
Comfort/Strength/Courage/Assurance
Dedication of Buildings
Diligence/Commitment/Endure to End
Faith
Family
Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit
Home/Family
Hope
Light/Sun
Love
Morality
Obedience/Commandments
Peace
Preparedness
Reverence
Righteousness/Spirituality
Savior
Second Coming/Millenium
Temple
Youth/Young Men/Young Women
Zion
Women Unison

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More about Sherrie Boren:
I grew up singing around the piano and guitar with my family. I learned chord progressions from my dad and harmony from my mom. I have enjoyed making music ever since, whether on the piano or the violin, in a choir or an orchestra. As I worked toward a degree in piano performance at BYU, I discovered a love for composing and improvising. It wasn't until several years later, when I had three small children, that I decided to try writing a song for church. I enjoyed it so much that I kept right on doing it.
Song background:

"Holy Places" is a based on Doctrine & Covenants 87:8. "Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord. Amen."

I wanted to write a children's song that teaches about preparing for Christ's return by standing in holy places. Our temples are indeed holy, but we do not have to be in a temple or church building to stand in holy places. Even an imperfect home can be a holy place of growth and love. And no matter our circumstances, we will always be in a holy place when we have the Holy Ghost in our hearts.

This was written as a Primary song, but could be used for all ages, as a vocal solo or ensemble, and even for unison choir.

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Lyrics: 1. The temple is a holy place Where heaven touches earth; <br/>A rev'rent place, a hallowed space, Where we do God's holy work. <br/>Chorus: I'll stand in holy places With a heart that's firm and true, <br/>'Til Christ returns and our world becomes a holy place. <br/>2. A home can be a holy place That's blessed by God above; <br/>A house of prayer, a place to share, Where we grow and learn to love. <br/>Chorus <br/>3. My heart can be a holy place When all around grows dim; <br/>A peaceful place of hope and grace, Where the Spirit shines within. <br/>Chorus
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