Joseph Smith dedicated the Temple Lot, according to his journal:
“On the third day of August, I proceeded to dedicate the spot for the Temple, a little west of Independence, and there were also present Sidney Rigdon, Edward Partridge, W. W. Phelps, Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris and Joseph Coe.
The 87th Psalm was read:—
His foundation is in the holy mountains.
The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me; behold
Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.
And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and
the Highest Himself shall establish her.
The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man
was born there. Selah.
As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all
my springs are in thee.
The scene was solemn and impressive.”
(History of the Church, Volume 1, Chapter 16)