It was January 19, 1841 when Joseph Smith received a revelation. In that revelation the Lord declared, “I command you, all ye my saints, to build a house unto me.” The cornerstone ceremony was held on April 6, 1841 and from that point forward the saints labored to complete it. Joseph Smith yearned for its completion. He would not live to see it. This episode of History of the Saints is about the beginnings of the Nauvoo Temple.