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THE 



MASONIC HARP : 



A COLLECTION OF 



Masonic Odes, Hymns, Songs, &g. 



FOR THE PUBLIC AND PEIVATE 



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FRATERNITY. 

By GEORGE W. CHASE, K. T. 

^ - EDITOR OF MASONIC JOURNAL, &C. 

BOSTON: 
PUBLISHED BY OLIVER DITSON & COMPANY. 



Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by 

OLIVER DITSON & CO., 

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the District of Massachusetts. 



AUBURN u^m^^ry 

HMPh BROWN DRAUGHON UHRARV 
AUBURN UNIVERSITY, ALABAMA 36E.' 



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BeBeving the Masonic Fraternity have long wanted, and would liberally patronize, a 
complete and practical coUection of Music for the various public and private Ceremonies 
and Festivals of the Order, the compiler of the following pages has been for several years 
collecting material for such a work, and now presents, as the result of his labors. The 
Masonic Harp, in the hope that it will be found adapted to the purpose. That the work 
is faultless, he does not for a moment suppose, but that it is many steps in advance of 
any heretofore published for th% purpose, he fully believes. His desire has been to furnish 
a complete collection of appropriate Odes, Hymns, &c., for all ordinary Masonic Occasions, 
and if he has failed in his effort, he will still have the satisfaction of knowing that " it 
was in his heart " to present a good work. 

With very few exceptions, the tunes in the Harp are those which have become estab- 
lished favorites, and are widely known and admired. It was for this reason they wera 
selected. In arranging them for Masonic use, much care has been taken to give the 
^>. Melody and Bass as they are most uni-<(ersally known, and with this view, not one note 
•s^^ of either has been knowingly changed. 

Believing that the Craft stood in need of a much larger variety of Odes and Hymns of 
/|^ a devotional character, the compiler has " adapted " more than one hundred such, from 
XS, various authors, and hopes they will prove acceptable. 

The insertion of a complete " Masonic Burial Service," and also a " Burial Service for 
the Orders of Knighthood," will be found not only convenient for such occasions, but 
■will add much to the interest and general effect of such services. 

Many of the Hymns and Odes marked " Opening " w^U answer equally as well for 
" Closing," and vice versa ; and many of those marked for a particular degree, are nearly 
or quite as appropriate for some other degrees. The Chorister (and every Masonic Body 
should have one) will take this fact into consideration when making his selections. 

Most of the Tunes have several sets of verses appropriate for them, upon the same and 
facing pages, which will ordinarily afford a sufficient variety for the various occasions; 
but, if necessary, the use of two books by each singer, (as in Church Choirs,) will add a 
ten or even twenty fold greater range for selection, and must prove amply sufficient for 
aU practical purposes. 

The Compiler acknowledges his great obligations to Mr. Samuel M. Downs, of this place, 
for his assistance in arranging Music for The Harp, and for his original compositions, 
which give additional value to the work; and also to Bros. Rob. Morris, J. B. Taylor, 
ComeUus Moore, and others, for their kind permission to use many of their excellent 
compositions. 

With the hope that the use of the Hymns and Odes contained in it, will add to the 
interest and effect of the beautiful ceremonies of the Fraternity, and meet their approval. 
The Masonic Harp is now presented. , 

G.w.a 

Harerhill, Maaa 



INDEX TO MUSIC. 



All's WeU ••••• 

Anniversary Ode— HaU! Masonry. 

Anniversary Ode — Joyous 

Arlington 

Antioch 



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27 
109 
34 
38 

Annie Lawrie 96 

Auld Lang Syne 30 

Balerma 36 

Begone dull care 126 

Beethoven 53 

Bright rosy morning 88 

Bonnie Doon 102 

Bounding Billows • 69 

Burn's Farewell 103 

Charity T 104 

China 43 

Coronation 40 

Come, let us have 101 

Come, sing this round 131 

DaUston 58 

Dedication Ode 73 

Dort • 76 

Dundee » 41 

Duke Street 14 

Entered 'Prentice's Song 122 

65 

130 

44 
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Erie. 

Faith, Hope, and Love. 

French Air 

Funeral Hymn 



God Speed the right 105 

God.save the Bang 74 

Glorious Apollo 112 

Good Night, and peace 101 

GoodNight! Now to aU 128 

Hamburg 24 

Happv to meet 138 

Hail Columbia 114 

Hail to the chief 124 

Hark! the Hiram 131 

Hebron • 22 

Hear, Father (Chant) 133 

Here s a health, &c 121 

Home, sweet home 80 

Home Again 97 

How great is the pleasure 136 

Installation Chant " 132 

Installation Ode 26 

Installation Hymn 63 

Italian Hymn... 78 

Indian Philosopher 56 

I'm very fond of a social song 137 

Jerusalem 46 



Kindly Judgment 130 

Lanesboro' • 42 

Lenox 59 

Life on the Ocean Wave 125 

Life's a Bumper 116 

Masonic Song -^ Advance, each new. . . . 108 

Masonic Song — Let the moral 141 

Master's Song 106 

Masonic Funeral March 142 

Most Excellent Master's Song.... 80 

My Mother dear 99 

Nashville 64 

Near the Lake 93 

Non nobis, Donadne. 103 

Now we are met '. 136 

Nuremburg 62 

Old Granite State 127 

come, come away. 129 

OldHundred 10 

Ohnutz 52 

Our flag is there 119 

Past Master 48 

Praise the Grand Master 107 

Peterboro' 132 

Pleyel's Hymn 60 

Pleyel's Hymn March 141 

Rockingham 9 

Rosseau's Dream • 66 

Robin Adair 100 

Royal Master's Song 110 

St. Thomas.." 51 

Sterling 20 

Shells of Ocean 28 

'Silver Street 50 

Shirland 54 

Sicily 67 

Switzer's Song of Home 89 

Scotch Melody ^.... 70 

Scots wha hae -.. 90 

The Ingle Side.-... 43 

There is an hour 92 

Theskyis bright 98 

The Lord's Prayer 133 

The star spangled Banner • • 134 

The wise men, &c. (Catch) 136 

The dearest spot on earth to me is Home 139 

The Level and Square 140 

Templar's Grand March 142 

Uxbridge 12 

Ward 16 

Wells 18 

Windham 21 

Wiliuot 68 



INDEX TO SUBJECTS. 



Opening, on any Degree, pages 9—10—11—12—13—14—15—16—17—18—20—22—23— 
25—29—31—52—33—34-35—37—41—43—46—45-47 —49 -51-52-54—58-50—61—63— 
64—65—67—69—70—71—74—91—92—97—99. 

I Closing, on any Degree, pages 10—11—12—14—15—17—20—22—23—24—25—29—31—34 
—35—41—43—45—51—52—53—54—60—61— 63— 64—65—66—67—68—69—71—72—74—76 
—77—86—87—89—90—93—97—99—100—101—119. 

Funeral, pages 13—17—24-37—43—52—60—66—71—72—89—91—92—144—154. 

Installations, pages 11—13—19—24—26—57—59—61—63—73—75—77—78—79—88. 

Dedications, pages 10—11—13—14—15—19—29—33—49—54—63—73—75—144. 

Consecration, pages 15 — 23 — 54. 

Corner Stone, pages 34—57—75—141. 

Anniversary, pages 11—13—17—18—19—22—23—27—33—36—37—38—42—47—56—57— 
59—65— 75— 77— 79— 109— 114. 

Entered Apprentice, pages 11—12—14—15—16—22—31—33—34—42. 

Fdlow Craft, pages 11—13—31—32—35—67—87. 

Master Mason, pages 11—15—16—17—21—24—25—32—35—37—43—61—144. 

Mark Master, pages 10—33—34—35—74. 

Past Master, pages 48—77—79. 

Most Excellent Master, pages 60—79—80. 
" Boyal Arch, pages, (Opening) 9—17—38—40—51—53—68. (Closing) 10—18—36—51— 
52—54—61—71. (MisceUaneous) 23—25—29—35—40—144. 

Hoyal Mastei; page 110. 

Super Excellent Master,, pages 21 — 36. 

Med Cross Knight, pages 24 — 37. 

Knight Templar, pages, (Opening) 9—17—38—40—51—53—68. (Closing) 32—42—40— 
—52-60—68. (MisceUaneous) 19—23—25—40—61—65—66—75—76—77—78—144. 

Social Songs, pages 28—29—30—31—33—44—45—47—49—55—57—96—97—103—106— 
107-108—112-114-115-116—119. 

Miscellaneous,— Churity, 22— 67— 39— 72— i04. Relief, 22. The Great Liglit, 12". Book' 
of the Law, 40. The Lord's Prayer, 32. The Good Samaritan, 39. All Men are Equal, 
41. The Mason's Prayer, 42. Song of the World, 45. Brotherly Love, 47. The Kindred 
Few, 69. Invocation, 76—77—78. Mason's Home, 87. Bum'a Adieu, 102. God speed 
the right, 105. Patriotic Odes, 79—91—116. 

Funeral Service, 145. 

Burial Service of the Orders of Knighthood, 151. 

Odes, &c., without music, 143. 
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INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



Accept, Great Builder of the skies 10 

Adieu, a heart-warm, fond adieu ....... 102 

Advance, each new brother ............ 108 

Ah ! when shall we three meet like them 17 
Almighty Father ! heavenly king. 23, 45, 10 

Almighty rather I God of love 19 

Almighty Father ! gracious Lord 32 

Almighty ruler of the skies 11 

All hail ! the great mysterious Art 37 

All hail ! the great Immanuel's name. • • 40 

All hail! blest Craft 125 

All hail to the morning 80, ^, 84 

All hail the twenty-fourth of June 47 

All men are equal in their birth 41 

Another six days work is done 10 

Another hand is beckoning us 37 

Angels ! roll the rock away 61 

An hour with you 143 

A place in the circle for me 125 

Arise, and blow thy trumpet, fame 56 

As, bowed by sudden storms 144 

As from this place we go 24, 29 

As distant lands beyond the seal 37 

As morning breeze in balmy spring. ... 49 

Assembled in this place once more 20 

Away from every worldly care 17 

Ee thou exalted, O our God 9 

Be thou, O God, exalted liigh 10 

Behold! how pleasant and how good.. 33, 42 
Behold 1 in the East our new Master. .85, 88 

Bear him home, his bed is made 91 

Bless, O my soul, the living God 9 

Blest is the man whose tender care 22 

Blest is the man who stands in awe. ... 24 
Blest is the man whose generous heart. 39 

Blest are the sons of peace 50 

Blest be the tie that binds 50 

Blest is the hour when cares depart. ... 92 

Brethren all, where'er you be 91 

Brothers, with pleasure let us part 14 

Brothers, ere to-night we part 62 

Brothers, faithful and deserving 67 

Brothers, as \fe pfirt this night 72 

Brothers, we meet again IQO 



Brothers, sing with voice united 105 

Brother, thou art gone to rest 72 

Brother, rest from sin and sorrow ^ 

By Babel's streams we sit and weep. ... 36 

Cease, ye mourners, cease to languish 66, 71 

Christian warriors, to the peahng 160 

Clime! beneath whose genial sun 91 

Come, all ye gentle springs that move 16, 24 
Come, brothers, ere to-night we part.. 10, 12 

Come, brothers of the plumb and 31, 45 

Come, brothers accepted, come join. ... 86 

Come, brethren of the craft 52 

Come, craftsmen, assembled 83, 87 

Come, let us join in cheerful song 44 

Come, Masters of the Art, unite 35 

Come, and with generous skill 77, 79 

Come, thou incarnate Word 77 

Come, thou Almighty King 78 

Come, let us have (Catch) 101 

Come, let us pi-epare 122 

Come, sing this round 131 

Come, sound his praise abroad 50 

Companion, thou hast gone 144 

Companions, we have met 51, 52 

Convened we're met 57 

Dangers of Bvery form 11, 14, 16, 21 

Death, like an overflowing stream 25 

Divine Urania, vhgin pure ! 57 

E'er this vast world was made. • • • 75 

Eternal source of every j oy 12 

Eternal are th}^ mercies. Lord 23 

Eternal Wisdom, thee we praise 39 

Far from the world's cold strife. ...12, 15, 16 

Father, we come with filial fear 20 

Father, once more let grateful praise. . . 25 

Fatlier of all, in every age 37 

Father! glory be ta thee 65 

Father of the human race 65 

Father, hear the prayer we offer 69 

Farewell, till again we shall 87 

Few are thy days, and full of woe.... 37, 43 

For a season called to part • 60 

Friends, the parting hour has come.... 90 



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Friends and Brothers, swell the song. . . 91 
From East to West, o'er land and sea. .9, 25 
From Korth to South, from East to West 15 

From busy scenes we now retreat 17 

From all that dwell below the skies .... 17 

Full and Harmonious 112 

Gently, Lord, oh ! gently lead us 66 

Genius of Masonry, descend 11, 13 

Give thanks to God most high 59 

Glad hearts to thee we bring 74 

Glor3' to God on high 78 

God of our fathers ! by whose hand. ... 32 

God of our fathers ! hear 74 

God bless the worthy band.... 75 

God bless our native land 79 

Good night, good night, and peace 101 

Good night, now to all ' 128 

Grant us, kind Heaven, what we request 22 
Grant us, great God, thy powerful aid. • 18 

Gi'eat God of nations, now to thee 9 

Great Architect of heaven, &c 10, 31, 33 

Great Architect, supreme, divine 144 

Great Lord of earth, and seas, and skies 1 1 
Great God, we sing thy mighty hand. . . 15 
Great God, to thee our closing song. ... 15 
Great God, when fi-om these scenes.... 
Great God, behold before thy throne. . . 29 
Great God, wilt thou meet with us here. 17 
Great God, our King, to thee we raise. . 36 

Great God, impai-t thy power 53 

Great source of light and love 51, 54 

Guide me, thou great Jehovah 68 

Hail! Masonry, thou craft divine. .11, 13, 27 
Hail, sacred Art! by Heaven designed. . 23 

Hail Masonry ! thou sacred Art 33 

Hail, Mystic Light! whose holy flame. . 57 

Hail, universal Lord 78 

Hail, Masomy di^^ne 79 

Hall, brother Masons, hail '79 

Hail! hail. Royal Art 114 

Hail ! triumphant Masonry 116 

Hail ! hall the mystic tie 115 

Hail, Columbia, happy land 115 

Hail! mysterious, glorious science 120 

Hail, to the day ! when assembled 124 

Hail! ye Craftsmen! join 127 

Hark! the Hiram sounds 131 

Happy to meet, dear Brother 138 

Help us to praise thee, Lord of light. . . . 11 
Here, gi-acious God, beneath thy feet. . . t29 

Here, gracious God, behold a few 18 

Here let the sacred rites descend 24 

Hear my prayer, Jehovah, hear 61 

Here all worldly cares forgetting 67 

Here's a health for lads and lasses 121 

Here's a health to all good lasses 121 

Here's columns II and pillars V 143 

Hear, Father ! hear our prayer 133 

Heavenly parent ! ere we part 62 

Heavenly Father ! deim to bless us. . .69, 71 

High twelve has come ! 119 

How blest the sacred tie 9, 15, 25 



How precious is the book divine 35, 40 

How glorious is the gift of faith 37 

How sweet, how heavenly is the sight. . 47 

How charming is this place 54 

How great is the pleasure 136 

How sweet, how calm this Sabbath ... .33, 35 

How pleasant tis to see 58 

How sweet, when shades of even 96, 99 

Holy and jeverend is thy Name 41 

Holy Spirit from on high 64 

Holy Lord, lend now thine ear. -' 64 

Humbly at thine altar kneeling. ....... 71 

If misfortune should o'ertake us 69 

I'm very fond of a social song.. 137 

In hist'ry we're told 110 

In pensive mood, at close of day 29 

I sing the Mason's glory 106 

Jehovah, God ! thy gracious power. . . .38, 41 

Joy to the world, the Lord is come 38 

Joy ! the Sacred Law is found 62 

Joyous, now each heart's emotion 109 

Kind Father! God of love and power.. 29 

Kind Father ! hear our prayer 54 

Let us remember in our youth 15 

Let Masons ever live in love 19 

Let there bo Light ! the first command. 24 

Let God, the Father and the Son 32, 42 

Let Masonry from pole to pole 45, 48 

Let songs of endless praise 51, 52 

Let every creature join 59 

Let there be Light— Th'Almighty spoke 73 

Let Masons' fame resound 75 

Let there be Light, said God 77 

Let the moral of Masonry 141 

Life is a span — a fleeting hour 43 

Lo '■ what an entertaining sight .... 32, 33, 35 

Lo ! the day of rest declineth 68, 69, 7 1 

Lord, while we here thy work prepare. . 14 

Lord, keep us safe this night 53, 54 

Lord, at this closing hour 53 

Lord of glory ! king of power 60 

Lord, to thee our souls would raise 61 

Lord ! subdue our selfish will 61 

Lord, before thy throne we bend 6l 

Lord, we come before thee now 62 

Lord, what offering shall we bring 63 

Lord, may angels watch above us 66 

Mark Masters all appear 74 

Master Supreme! accept our praise. •■15, 23 

May our united hearts expand 32 

May the grace of guardian angels 67 

Met again, met again 97 

Met in Friendship's kindly name 61 

Meek and lowly, pure and holy 104, 67 

My God, my King I thy wondrous praise 20 

My soul, repeat his praise 51 

Now let my soul, eternal King 11 

Now we must close our labors here 3 1, 34, 43 

Now, brothers, we must part 51, 52, 54 

Now, in gratitude abounding 66 

Now we part ! what sad emotion 67 

Now, while evening shades are falling. . 70 



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INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



No-w our festive joys are ending 71 

Now must close this friendly meeting. . 93 

Now we are met 136 

Non nobis Domine 103 

Offspring of Heaven ! mankind's best.. 22 

Oh Charity! thou heaven!}' grace 39 

Oh come, come away 129 

Oh God, we lift our hearts to thee 47 

Oh God, thy love we praise 58 

O God of grace, before thy throne 15 

Oh, influence sweet, from spheres above 35 
O Lord, behold, before thy throne. ...14, 18 

O sing unto the Lord (Chant) 132 

O say can you see 134 

Oh! think not that life 87 

O Thou! at whose great Name we bend 25 
O Thou, who seest the sparrow's fall. . . 25 

O welcome, brother, to our band 31, 35 

Oh what a gooUly heritage 47 

Old friends shall never be forgot 31 

On thy bosom, mighty Lord 144 

Once more, Lord, let grateful praise 11, 12 

Once more, before we part 52 

Of your hearts to' take care _. 123 

Our life, how short, a groan, a sigh.... 21 

Our Order, like the Ark of yore." 29 

Our Father, who in heaven art 32 

Our Father, who art in heaven 133 

Our social labors now we close 98 

Parent of all, Omnipotent.^ 34, 42 

Part in peace ! is day before us 68 

Part in peace, with deep thanksgiving. . 6S 
Pour out thy spirit from on high., . . .14, 16 

Praise to God, immortal praise 62 

Praise ye Jehovah's name 77 

Praise the Grand Master 107 

Precious in the sight of Heaven 154 

Protected by Masonic power 55 

Rest, holy pilgrim, rest I pray 19 

Round the spot — Moriah's hill — 144 

Saviour, when in dust to thee 65 

See from the Orient rise 79 

Should the chances of life 87 

Should auld acquaintance 30 

Sing hallelujah to the Lord. 92 

Slowly, in sadness and in tears 43 

Solemn strikes the fun'ral chime 60 

Softly now the light of day 63, 64 

Softly fades the twilight ray -. . . . 64 

Softly, sadly bear him forth 155 

Soon we part; the word once spoken.. 66 

Soon we part; let kiml affection 69 

Spirit of peace, all meek and mild 22 

Spirit of power and might behold 34, 42 

Spirit of truth and love 79 

Strange darkness gathers round the soul 21 
Supreme Grand Master, most sublime. . 20 
Supreme Grand Master! God of Power 22 

Suppliant, lo! we humbly bend 60,64 

Sweet is the memory of the night 19 

Sweet is the dew on herb and flower.. . . 35 
Teach us, Lord, our days to shun .... 17 



Teach me the measure of my days.... 37 
The peace which God alone reveals.... 9 
The heavens declare thy glory, Lord .... 12 
The Groves were God's first temples.... 25 

The rising God forsakes the torn b 25 

The Lord unto thy prayer attend 37 

The laws of Christian light 77 

The wise men were but seven 136 

The sacred spot to Masons dear 139 

There's a vision, once seen 85 

There is a word no mortal tongue 25 

There is an hour of peaceful rest 92 

Think gently of the erring one 130 

This is the daj- the Lord hath made.... 34 

This world is not so bad a world 45 

This world is poor from shore to shore 92 
Though Faith may feebly guide thee.. 130 

Thou, whose Almighty word 76 

Thou, who art God alone 75 

Thou, from whom we never part...... 65 

Through endless years, thou art the. ... 41 

Thy name. Almighty Lord 50, 53, 54 

Thus far the Lord has led me on 11, 16 

Tis Masonry unites mankind 18 

To the Knight Templar's awful dome. . 23 
To Thee, God, to Thee we bring.,.. 18 

To thy shrine, departed Lord 144 

To Heaven's high Architect, all praise. . 34 
To thee we look, thou Power supreme. . 35 
To Him who rules, be homage paid.... 36 

To God, the Father, Son 75 

To Him who rules on high 76 

Unveil thy bosom, faithful tomb 13, 21 

Unto thee. Great God, belong 61,63 

We offer, Lord, an humble prayer 25 ' 

We meet in love, we part in peace.... 31, 45 

We have met in peace together 89 

We meet upon the level 140 

What joy, when brethren dwell 13 

When we, our wearied limbs to rest.... 21 
When earth's foundation first was laid 26 
When orient wisdom beamed serene.. 39 
When darkness veiled the hopes of man 57 
When the morning paints the skies. . . . 61 

When shall we three meet again 63 

When the light of day is winging 71 

When our last labor's o'er 75, 77 

When from chaotic sleep 76 

When the sun from the East S3 

When quite a young spark..- 123 

Where'er in this wide world we rove. . . . 28 
Whilst science yields a thousand lights 33 
Whilst thee we seek, protecting power 41 

While my Redeemer's near 53 

Who wears t|je Square upon the breast 143 
With all my powers of heart and.... 13, 19 
Within our Temple met again.. 33, 39, 41, 43 
Why do we mourn departing friends.. 43 
Wreathe the mourning badge around.. 143 

Ye happy few, who here extend 13, 23 

Ye gracious powers of choral song 13 

Ye boundless realms of joy 59 



MASONIC HARP. 



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1 The peace which God alone reveals. 

And by his word of grace imparts, 
Which only the believer feels. 
Direct, and Iteep, and cheer our hearts. 

2 And may the holy Three in One, 

The Father, Word, and Comforter, 
Pour an abundant blessing do^vn 
On every soul assembled here. 

3 Opening. 

1 How blest the sacred tie, that binds 
In sweet communion kindred minds! 
How swift the heavenly course they run. 
Whose hearts, whose faith, whose hopes 

are one! 

2 Together oft they seek the place 
Where Friendship smiles on every face; 
How high, how strong their raptures swell, 
There's none but kindred souls can tell. 

3 Nor shall the glowing flame expire, 
When dimly burns frail nature s fire; 
Then shall they meet in realms above — 
A heaven of joy, a heaven of love. 



4 Opening. 

1 Bless, raj'' soul, the living God, 

Call home thy thoughts that rove abroad ; 
Let all the powers within me join, 
In work and worship so divine. 

2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord; 
Eternal truth attends thy word ; 

Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore. 
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 

5 Opening. 

1 From east to west, o'er land and sea, 
Where brothers meet, and friends agree. 
Let incense rise from hearts sincere. 
The dearest otiering gathered here. 

2 Our tmst reposed in God alone, 
Who ne'er will contrite hearts disown ; 
Our faith shall mark that holy light. 
Whose beams our dearest joj^s unite. 

6 Opening. 

Be thou exalted, our God, 
Above the heavens, where angels dwell; 
Thy power on earth be known abroad, 
And land to land thy wonders tell. . 



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1 Another six days work is done; 
Another Sabbath is begun ; 
Return, my soul! enjoy thy rest! 
Improve the day thy God hath blessed. 

2 In holy duties let the day — 
In holy pleasures pass away ! 

How sweet a Sabbath thus to spend, 
In hope of one that ne'er shall end! 

9 Closing Hymn. 

1 Come, brothers, ere to~night we part. 
Join every voice and every heart; 
One solemn h}'mn to God Ave'll raise, 
One closing song of grateful praise. 

2 Here, brothers, Ave may meet no more. 
But there is yet a happier shore; 
And there, released from toil and pain. 
Dear brothers, we shall meet again. 

10 Mark Master. Closing. 

1 Accept, Great Builder of the sides. 
Our heart-felt acts of sacrifice ! 
Each brother found a living stone, 
While bending low before Thy throne. 

2 While Craftsmen true their work prepare, 
With thoughts unstained, and holy care, 
May each be fitly formed, and placed 
Where Love Divine his hopes had traced. 



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Dedication Ode.* 



1 Great Architect of heaven and earth. 
To whom all nature owes its bii-th ; 
Thou spoke ! and vast creation stood, 
Surveyed the work — pronounced it good. 

2 Lord, can'st thou deign to o^vn and bless 
This humble dopie, this sacred place? 
Oh ! let thy spirit's presence shine 
Within these walls — this house of thine. 

3 'Twas reared in honor of thy name; 
Here kindle, Lord, the sacred flame : 
Oh ! make it burn in every heart, 
And never from this place depart. 

4 Lord, here the wants of all supply, 
And fit our souls to dwell on high; 
From service in this humble place, 
Raise us to praise thee face to face. 

13 Royal Arch. Closing. 

1 Almighty Father! heavenly King, 

Before whose Sacred Name we bend. 
Accept the praises which we sing, 
And to our humble praj-er attend 

2 Grant us, great God ! thy powerful aid 

To guide us through this vale of tears; ^ 
Oh let thy goodness be displayed, 
To soothe the mind, and calm our feats. 

* Suitable also for opening or closing a Lodge j 



CONTINUED. 



11 



13 



Initiation, or Raising. 



1 Dangers of every form attend 

Your steps, as onward you proceed ; 
No earthly power can now befriend, 
Or aid you in this time of need. 

2 Confide your trust in him alone, 

Who rules all things above, below; 
Send your petitions to his throne, 
For he alone can help you now. 

14 Dedication Masonic Hall. 

1 Genius of Masonry, descend. 

And with thee bring thy spotless train; 
Constant our sacred rites attend, 
While we adore thy peaceful reign. 

(Dedication to Freemasonry.) 

2 Bring with thee Virtue, brightest maid ; 

Bring Love, bring Truth, and Friendship 
here, 
While kind Eelief will lend her aid. 
To smooth the wrinkled brow of care. 

(Dedication to Virtue.) 

3 Come Charity, with goodness crowned, 

Encircled in thy heavenly robe; 
Diffuse thy blessings all around, 
To every corner of the globe. 

(Dedication to Universal Benevolence.) 

4 To Heaven's high Architect all praise. 

All praise, all gratitude be given, 
Who deigned the human soul to raise. 
By mystic secrets sprung from heaven. 



15 Closing Hymn. 

1 Once more, O Lord, let grateful praise. 

From every heart to thee ascend ; 
Thou art the guardian of our days, . 
Our first, our best, and changeless friend. 

2 Hear, now, our parting hymn of praise, 

And bind our hearts in love divine; 
O, may we walk in wisdom's ways. 
And ever feel that we are thine. 



16 Opening, or Closing. 

1 Great Lordof eai'th, and seas, and skies! 
Thy wealth the needed world supplies ; 
And safe beneath thy guardian arm, 
We live secured from every harm. 

2 To thee we cheerful homage bring; 
In grateful hymns thy praises sing; 
On thee we ever will depend. 

Thou art our sure, our faithful friend. 



17 



Opening, 



1 Help us to praise thee. Lord of light, 

Help us thy boundless love declare; 

And while we look to thee this night. 

Aid us, and hearken to our prayer. 

2 Thy light upon our evening pour; 

Oh! may our souls no sunset see; 
But death to us an open door 
Of an eternal morning be. 



18 



Anniversary Ode. 



1 Hail! Masonry, thou craft divine! 
Come, Brethren, let us cheerful join, 

. To celebrate this happy day. 
And homage to our Master pay. 

2 Next sing, my muse, our Warden's praise. 
With chorus loud, in tuneful lays ; 
Oh ! may these columns ne'er decay, 
Until the world dissolves away. 

3 Come, Brethren cheerful, join with me. 
To sing the praise of Masonry ; 
The noble, faithful, and the brave. 
Whose Art shall live beyond thp grave. 

19 Initiation, or Crafting. 

1 .Thus far the Lord has led me on; 
Thus far his power prolongs my days; 
And every evening shall make known 
Some fresh memorial of his grace. 

2 Oh ! may his love, with sweet control, 
Bind every passion of my soul; 
Bid every vain desire depart. 

And dwell forever in my heart. 

20 Opening, or Closing. 

1 Now let my soul, eternal King, 
To thee its .trrateful tribute bring; 
My knee with humble homage bow, 
My tongue perform its solemn vow. 

2 Oh let mj heart, oh let my song, 
Through endless 3'ears thy praise prolong; 
Let distant climes thy name adore. 

Till time and natui-e are no more. 

21 Installation, or Dedication. 

1 Almighty Ruler of the skies. 

Through all the earth thy name is spread. 
And thine eternal glories rise - 
Above the heavens thy hands have made. 

2 To thee the voices of the young 

Their grateful notes of honor raise; 
And babes, with uninstructed tongue. 
Declare the wonders of thy praise. 

3 Eternal God! celestial King! 

Exalted be thy glorious name ; 
Let hosts in heaven thy praises sing. 
And all on earth thy love proclaim. 



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Initiation, 



1 Far from the -world's cold strife and pride, 

Come join our peaceful, happy band; 
Come, stranger, we your feet will guide, 
Where truth and love shall hold com- 
mand. 

2 Although in imtrled paths yon tread, 

And filled, perliaps, -with anxious fear; 
A brother's faithful hand shall lead 
Where doubt and dai-liiiess disappear. 

3 Here may you in our labors join. 

And prove yourself a lirother true; 
All sordid, selfish cares resign. 
And keep our sacred truths in view. 



24 



Closing. 



1 Come, brothers, ere to-night we part, 
Join every voic© and every heart ; 
One solemn hymn to God well raise, 
One closing song of grateful praise. 

2 Here, brothers, we may meet no more, 
But there is yet a happier shore ; 
And there, released from toil and pain. 
Dear brothers, we shall meet again. 



25 



Opening. 



1 Eternal source of every joy! 

Well may thy praise our lips employ. 

While in thy temple we appear, 

Whose goodness crowns the circling year. 

2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll. 

Thy hand supports and giiides the whole! 
The sun is taught by thee to rise. 
And darkness when to veil the skies. 



3 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days. 
Demand successive songs of praise; 
And be the grateful homage paid. 
With morning light and evening shade. 



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Closing. 



1 Once more, Lord, let grateful praise. 

In songs of joy to thee ascend; 
Thou art the guardian of our days, 

Our first, our best and changeless friend* 

2 Hear, now, our parting hymn of praise. 

And bind our hearts in love divine; 
0, may we walk in wisdom's ways. 
And' ever feel that we are thine. 



CONTINUED. 



13 



S7 Installation, or Dedication. 

1 Ye happy few, who here extend 
In perfect lines, from east to west, 
With fervent zeal the Lodge defend. 
And lock its secrets in each breast. 



2 Since ye are met upon the square. 

Bid love and friendship jointly reign; 
Be peace and harmony your care, 
Nor break the adamantine chain. 

3 Behold the planets, how they move, 

Yet keep due order as they run; 
Then imitate the stars above, 
And shine resplendent as the sun. 



4 Then let us celebrate the praise 

Of all who have enriched the art; 
Let gratitude our voices raise, 
And each true brother bear a part. 



28 



Opening. 



1 Genius of Masonry descend. 

In mystic numbers while we sing; 
Enlarge our souls, the craft defend. 
And hither all thy influence bring. 

2 Oh may our voice to Friendship move; 

Be Virtue ours in all its parts; 
Let Justice, Harmony, and Love, 
Come and possess our faithful hearts. 



29 



Anniversary. 



1 Ye gracious powers of choral song. 
Attend; inspire your festive throng; 
Let harmless mirth, and frolic glee, 
Dance sportive at our jubilee. 

2 We ask no sound of spear or shield. 
No trophies of the ensanguined field ; 
Let Hope, let Faith, and Charity, 
Begin and end our jubilee. 

3 Then call from east to west the world, 
The mystic banners are unfurled! 
And oh ! departed ancients, see 
From heaven, and bless our jubilee! 

4 Be this the general, cordial toast, 
A wish that never should be lost. 
That all the world may Masons be. 
And live and love in jubilee. 

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30 Opening. 

With all my powers of heart and tongue, 
I'll praise my Maker in my song; 
Angels shall hear the notes I raise, 
Approve the song, and join the praise. 

31 Opening. 

1 What joy, when brethren dwell combined, 
Inspiring unity of mind; 

'Tis like the sacred unction shed. 
On Aaron's venerable head; 
When bathed in fragrance, doth respire 
His rev'rend beard and rich attire. 

2 Like dews, which, trickling from the sky, 
In pearly drops on Hermon lie; 

Or balmy vapors, which distill 

On Zion*s .consecrated hill; 

For there the Lord his blessing placed. 

And these with life eternal graced. 



32 Fellow Craft. 

1 Hail, Masonry, thou Craft divine! 

Glory of earth, from heaven revealed; 
Which doth with jewels precious shine, 
From all but Masons' eyes concealed. 

2 From scorching heat, from piercing cold, 

From beasts whose roar the forest rends. 
From the assaults of warriors bold. 
The Mason's art mankind defends. 

3 Sweet fellowship, from envy free. 

Friendly converse of brotherhood. 
The Lodge's lasting cement be. 
Which has for ages firmly stood. 



33 



Funeral Hymn. 



1 Unveil thy bosom, faithful tomb. 

Take this new treasure to thy trust, 
And give these sacred relics room 
To slumber in the silent dust. 

2 Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear. 

Invade thy bounds ; no mortal woes 
Can reach the silent sleepers here. 
And Angels watch their soft repose. 

3 So Jesus slept; God's dying Son, ^ 

Passed through the grave, and Blest the 
bed; 
Rest here, dear Saint, 'till from his throne 
The morning break, and pierce the shade. 

4 Break from thy throne, illustrious Mom; 

Attend, Earth, his sovereign word; 
Restore thy trust, a glorious form; 
Let him ascend to meet his Lord. 



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Dedication, or Opening. 



1 Pour out thy Spirit from on high ; 

Lord! thine assembled servants bless; 
Graces and gifts to each supply, 
And clothe us with thy righteousness. 

2 Within this temple, where we stand 

To teach the truth as taught by Thee, 
In favor bless this chosen band, 
With Wisdom, Strength, and Unity. 

> Fen'or and Zeal, freely impart; 

Firmness, with meekness from above, 
That each may with a faithful heart, 
Here labor for the cause of Love. 

4 And when our work is finished here, 
May we in Hope our charge i-esign : 
When thou, Grand Master, shalt appear, 
May we and all mankind be thine. 



36 



Opening, or Initiation. 



I Lord, while wc here our work prepare, 
With thoughts unstained, and holy care, 
May each be fitly formed, and placed 
Where Love Divine his hopes had traced. 



37 Closing. 

1 Brothers, with pleasure let us part. 
Since we are of one mind and heart; 
No length of days, or distant place, 
Can ever Iveak these bands of grace. 

2 Parting mth joy, we'll join and sing 
The wonders of our Lord and King; 
Our bodies distant may remove, 
But nothing shall divide our love. 

3 A few more rolling days and years, 
Shall end our labors, toils, and fears; 
Wc soon shall reach that blissful shore, 
Where parting shall be known no more. 



38 



Opening. 



1 Lord, behold before thy throne, 

A band of brothers lowly bend ; 
Thy face we seek, thy Name we o^vn. 
And pray that thou wilt be our friend. 

2 Grant us, we pray, a willing mind, 

To learn what thou would'st have us do. 
And how ^ve may thy favor find, 
And love and serve each other too. 



CONTINUED. 



15 



39 Opening, or Consecration. 

i How blest the sacred tie, that binds 
In sweet communion kindred minds! 
How swift the heavenly course they run, 
Whose hearts, whose faith, whose hopes 
are one. 

2 Together oft they seek the place 
Where Masons meet vrith smiling face ; 
How high, how strong their raptures swell, 
There's none but kindred souls can tell. 

3 ITor shall the glowing flame expire, 
When dimly burns frail nature's fire ; 
Then shall they meet in realms above, 
A heaven of joy, a heaven of love. 



40 



Closing. 



1 Great God, we sing thy mighty hand ; 
By that supported still we stand : 
The opening day thy mercy shows ; 
Let mercy crown it till it close. 

2 When death shall close our earthly songs. 
And seal in silence mortal tongues. 

Oh thou, in whom we put our trust, 
Receive us to thyself at last. 



41 



Initiation, or Raising. 



1 Let US remember, in our youth, 

Before the evil days draw nigh, 
Our Great Creator and his Truth! 
Ere memory fail, and pleasure fly; 
. Or sun, or moon, or planet's light 

Grow dark, or clouds return in gloom; 
Ere \ital spark no more incite. 
When strength shall bow, and years con- 
sume. 

2 Let us in youth remember Him! 

Who formed our frame, and spirits gave. 
Ere windows of the mind grow dim, 

Or door of speech obstructed wave ; 
When voice of bird fresh terrors wake. 

And music's daughtei-s charm no more, 
Or fear to rise, with trembling shake, 

Along the path we travel o'er. 

3 Li youth, to God let memory cling. 

Before desire shall fail, or wane. 
Or e'er be loosed life's silver string, 

Or bowl at fountain rent in twain; 
For man to his long home doth go. 

And mourners group around his urn ; 
Our dust to dust again must flow. 

And spirits unto God return. 



42 Hymn for Opening. 

1 Master Supreme ! accept our praise ; 

Still bless this consecrated band ; 
Parent of Light ! illume our ways. 
And guide us by thy sovereign hand. 

2 May Faith, Hope, Charity, divine. 

Here hold their undivided reign; 
Friendship and Harmony combine • 
To soothe our cares, to banish pain. 

3 May Pity dwell within each breast, 

Relief attend the suffering poor; 
Thousands by this, our Lodge, be blest, 
Till worth, distress' d, shall want no more. 

43 Initiation. 

1 Far from the world's cold strife and pi'ide. 

Come join our peaceful, happy band; 
Come, stranger, we your feet will guide. 
Where Truth and Love shall hold com- 
mand. 

2 Although in untried paths you tread. 

And filled, perhaps, with anxious fear, 
A brother's faithful hand shall lead. 
Where doubt and darkness disappear. 

3 Then may you in our labors join. 

And prove yourself a brother true; 
All sordid, selfish cares resign. 
And keep our sacred truths in view. 

44 Opening. 

1 From North to South, from East to West, 
Advance the myriads of the blest ; 
From every clime of earth they come. 
And find with us a couLmon home. 

2 In one immortal throno:, Ave view 
Pagan and Christian, Greek and Jew; 
But all their doubt and darkness o'er, 
One only God ! they here adore. 

45 Opening. 

Oh ! God of grace, before thy throne, 
Thy suppliants bow, with holy fear; 

Those thou art pleased to call thine own, 
Invoke thy Sacred presence here. 

46 Closing. 

1 Great God, to thee our closing song. 

With humble gi-atitude we raise; 
Oh let thy mercy tune our tongue. 
And fill our hearts with lively praise. 

2 Let Faith and Hope our eyelids close ; 

With sleep refresh our feeble frame; . 
Safe in thy care may we repose. 
And wake with praises to thy namo. 



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Initiation. 



1 Far from the world's cold strife and pride, 

Come join our peaceful, happy band; 
Come, stranger, we your feet -svi'll guide, 
Where Truth and Love shall hold com- 
mand. 

2 Although in untried paths j'ou tread. 

And fil'ed, perhaps, withanxious fear, 
A Brother's faithful hand shall lead 
Where doubt and darkness disappear. 

3 Then may you in our labors .join, 

And prove yourself a Brother true; 
All sordid, selfish cares resign, 
And keep our sacred truths in view. 



49 



Opening. 



1 Come, all ye gentle springs that move 

And animate the human mind. 
And by your energy improve 
The social bond by which we're joined. 

2 This happy lodge, of care devoid. 

And haggard malice always free. 
Shall by your aid be still emploj^ed 
In social love and harmony 



50 



Opening. 



1 Pour out thy Spirit from on high; 

Lord! thine assembled servants bless; 
Graces and gifts to each supply. 
And clothe us with thy righteousness. 

2 Within this temple, where we stand 

To teach the Truth as taught by Thee, 
In favor bless this chosen band. 
With Wisdom, Strength, and Unity. 

3 And when our work is finished here. 

May we in Hope our charge resign : 
When tliou, Grand Master, shalt appear. 
May we and all mankind be thine. 



51 



Blaster 3Iason. 



Dangers of every form attend 
Your steps, as onward you proceed; 

No earthly power can now befriend, 
Or aid you in this time of need. 

Then put your trust in Him alone. 
Who rules all things above, below; 

Send your petitions to his throne, 
For he alone can help you now. 



. CONTINUED. 



17 



53 



Opening. 



1 Away from eveiy worldly care, 

In this fraternal, loved retreat ; 
We leave this troubled world afar, 
And. wait and worship near thy seat. 

2 Lord, in this temple of thy grace, 

We feel thy presence, and adore; 
Wc gaze upon thy lovely face, 
AM learn the wonders of thy power. 

3 Here let our faith in Thee abide ; 

Forever firm thy justice stands; 
Not all the powers of earth beside, 
Can e'er dissolve the sacred bands. 



53 



Opening. 



1 From busy scenes we now retreat. 

To hold converse, O God, with thee; 
While bowing low before Thy feet. 
Let this the "gate of heaven" be. 

2 Teach us to know and love thy way, 

By thine unen-ing guidance led; 
And grant, to life's remotest day, 
Our willing feet thy paths may tread. 



54 Masonic Hymn. — j. h. sheppaed. 

Ah ! when shall we three meet like them, 
Who last were at Jerusalem ? 
For one lies low, alas ! he's not, 
The green Accacia marks the spot. 



2 Though poor he was, with kings he trod ; 
Though great, he humbly knelt to God : 
Ah! when shall hope restore again, 

The broken link of friendship's chain. 

3 Behold! where mourning beauty bent. 
In silence o'er his monument. 

And wildly spread, in soitow there, 
The ringlets of her flowing hair. 



4 The future sons of grief shall sigh. 
While standing round in mystic tie,' 
And raise their hands, Alas ! to heaven, 
In anguish that no hope is given. 



5 From whence we come, or whither go. 
Ask me no more, nor seek to know. 
Till three shall meet, who formed like them. 
The Grand Lodge of Jemsalem. 



55 Opening. Master Mason. 

1 Great God ! wilt thou meet with us here, 

And bless us in our works of love ? 
Thy sacred name we all revere, 

Oh! grant us blessings from above. 

2 May each be found a living stone, 

For heavenly mansions, tried and 
squared ; 
When all our earthly sands are run. 
The scythe of time find us prepared. 

3 By the strong gi-ip of Judah's king, 

May we be raised to realms of peace; 
There constant songs of praises sing. 
In that Grand Lodge of endless bliss. 



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Opening Encampment. 



1 From all that dwell below the sides, 
Let the Creator's praise arise. 

Let the Eedecmer's name be sung 
Through every land, by every tongue. 

2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord; 
Eternal truth attends thy "word: 

Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore. 
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 



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Funeral. 



1 Teach us, oh Lord, our days ta sum, 

That we to wisdom may incline; 
What steps of life arc yet to come. 
What gloomy steps of pain and sin ! 

2 'Tis ours to know that we must die. 

Oh teach us. Lord, how best to live; 
Tliy love with greater power display, 
Thy grace in larger measure give. 

3 One more we yield the ravening tomb, 

'Tis thy command, our Brother dies ; 
Once more the pall of funeral gloom. 
Once more the tribute of our sighs. 

4 Oh teach lis. Lord, our days to sum, ^ 

That we to wisdom may incline; 
What steps of life are yet to come. 
What gloomy steps of pain and sin! 



58 



Voxology. 



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Praise God, from whom all blessings flow 
Praise him, all creatui-es here below; 
Praise him above, ye heavenly host; 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 




OPENING. 

1. Grant us, great God, thy powerful aid, To guide us tliro' this vale of tears; 
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60 Hymn. For Vai-ious Occasions. 

1 'Tis Masoniy unites mankind, 

To gen'rous actions forms the soul; 
In friendly converse all conjoined, 
One spirit animates the whole. 

2 Where'er aspiring domes arise, 

Wherever sacred altars stand; 
Those altars blaze unto the skies, 
Those domes proclaim the Mason's hand. 

3 Sing, brethren, then, the craft we love:— 

Best bond of social joy and mirth; — 
Until we meet in Lodge above. 
Proclaim its virtues o'er the earth. 



61 Closing. Royal Arch. 

2 Lord, behold before thy throne, 
A band of Brothers lowly bend; 
Thy face we seek, thy Name we own. 
And pray that thou wilt be our friend. 

2 Great God! we come with filial fear, 
To seek a blessing from thy throne; 

, Our supplications kindly hear. 

Our humble songs be pleased to own. 



63 



Opening. 



1 To Thee, God! to Thee we bring 
The evening's grateful offering; 
From thee, the som-ce of joy above, 
Flow everlasting streams of love. 

2 Grant us, we praj', a willing mind, 
And how we may thy favor find; 

How learn what thou would'st have us do,' 
And love and serve each other too. 

3 Foi'give our sins ; our follies hide; 

On earth our wandering footsteps guide ; 
Subdue our hearts, thj' name to love. 
And bring us to thy courts above. 



63 



Opening. 



1 Here, gracious God, behold a few. 

Who would observe thy holy Word; 
O, may we tind thy promise true,- 
Tliat they shall live who fear the Lord. 

2 While thus jn peace we close the day. 

To every faithful soul be near; 
And may we all rejoicing say, 
'Twas good for us to gather here. 



CONTINUED. 



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64 



Ode for Installation. 



1 Let Masons ever live in love ; 
Let harmony their blessings prove; 
And be the sacred Lodge the place,. 
Where freedom smiles in every face. 



2 Behold the world all in amaze. 
Each curious eye with transport gaze; 
They look, they like, they wish to be. 
What none can gain, except he's free. 



3 Let Masons then, with watchful eye, 
Regard the works of Charity ; 
Let Union, Love, and Friendship meet. 
And show that Wisdom's ways are sweet. 



65 



Ode for Dedication. 



Almighty Father! God of Love! 

Sacred, eternal King of kings ! 
From thy celestial courts above, 

Send beams of grace on seraph's wings, 
0, may they, gilt with light divine. 

Shed on om' hearts inspiring rays ; 
While bending at this sacred shrine, 

We offer mystic songs of praise. 



2 Faith ! ■vvith divine and heavenward eye, 

Pointing to radiant realms of bliss, 
Shed here thy sweet benignitj^, 

And crown our works with happiness; 
Hope! too, with bosom void of fear. 

Still on thy steadfast anchor lean, 
O, shed thj' balmy influence here. 

And fill our breasts with joy serene. 



3 And thou, fair Charity! whose smile 

Can bid the heart forget its woe. 
Whose hand can misery's care beguile. 

And kindness' sweetest boon bestow. 
Here shed thy sweet, soul-soothing ray; 

Soften our hearts, thou Power divine! 
Bid the warm gem of pity play. 

With sparklifig lustre, on our shrine. 



4 Thou.who art throned 'midst dazzling light, 

And ^Tapped in brilliant robes of gold. 
Whose flowing locks of silvery white 

Thy age and honor both unfold : — 
Genius of Masonry! descend, 

And guide our steps by thy strict law; 
0, swiftly to our temple bend. 

And fill our breasts with solemn awe. 



66 



Sweet is the Memory. 



1 Sweet is the memory of the night, 
When first we saw the secret light ; 
Dear to our souls shall ever be 
The mysteries of Masonry. 

2 Grateful to thee our hearts we bend, 
O jNIasomy, thou poor man's friend ; 
Dark though the streams of life may flow, 
That still it rolls to thee we owe. 

3 0, we- have tried thee, tried thee long. 
When hope had fled, when hope was str mg, 
Brighter than all our fancy dreamed. 
Thy true, unfading love has beamed. 

4 Science may shoot its bright cold ray 
Across the pilgrim's painful way ; 
Honor may plant the laurel there, 
For fortune to usurp and wear : 

5 But vain their power to warm, Art, 
The chill, that settles round the heart; 
Thou canst alone beguile the hours. 
And strew our rugged way with flowers. 



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KnigM Templar. 



1 Rest, holy pi]g)-im, rest, I pray. 
Dreary to Mecca's shrine thy way; 
deign an hermit's hut to share. 
Nor proudly spurn his homely fare. 

2 But say from whence thy soitows flow. 
Impart each secret source of woe ; 

For time, I see, and grief have spread 
A silver halo o'er thy head. 

3 No ruffian lawless steps intrude 
To blast the joys of solitude; 
But peace and meditation dwell. 
Sweet inmates of the hermit's cell. 

4 To quench thy thirst the rock shall flow, 
To feed thee sweetest fruits shall gi-ow; 
Soft dreams shall nature's waste repair. 
Then deign an hermit's hut to share 



68 



Royal Arch. Opening. 



1 With all my powers of heart and tongnOj 
I'll praise my Maker in my song; 
Angels shall hear the notes I raise. 
Approve the song, and join the pi-aise. 

2 I'll sing thy Truth, and Mercy, Lord; 
I'll sing the wonders of thy Word ; 
Not all the works and Names below, 
So much thy power and glory show. 



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Opening. 



Father, we come with filial fear. 
To seek a blessing from thy throne; 

Our supplications kindly hear. 
Our humble songs be pleased to own. 



2 While here, direct our thoughts aright; 
Let heavenly-Truth our minds impress ; 
When in this temple we unite, 
The hour of worship deign to bless. 



71 



Opening. 



1 Assembled in this place once more, 
Lord, thy blessing we implore; 
O listen, while we sing and pray. 
Be with, and guide us, all our way. 



2 Our fervent prayer to thee ascends ; 
Oh shed thy grace on foes and friends; 
And when we in this place appear, 
Help us to worship in thy fear. 



3 When we on earth shall meet no more, 
May we above to glory soar; 
And praise thee in more lofty strains, 
Where one eternal Sabbath reigns. 



73 



Closing. 



1 Great God, when from these scenes with- 

drawn. 
And from thine earthly Sabbaths' light. 
May each tried spirit hail the dawn 
Of heaven's eternal Sabbath bright. 

2 As one by one we all shall go, _ 

And leave our places vacant here; 
Admit us to that Lodge we know, 
Where never falls the parting tear. 



73 Opening, or Closing. 

Supreme Grand Master, most sublime. 
High throned in gloiy's radiant clime; 
Behold thy sons on bended knee. 
Convened, O God, to worship thee. 



2 And as 'tis thine, with open car. 

The suppliant voice of prayer to hear; 
Grant thou, O Lord, this one request. 
Let Masons be, in blessing, blest. 

3 give the craft, from pole to pole. 
The feeling heart, the pitying soul — 
The generous breast, the lib'ral hand. 
Compassion's balm, and niercy's band. 



MASTER MASON. 



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Master Mason. 



1 Dangers of every form attend 

Yom- steps, as oiiward you proceed; 
No earthly power can now hefriend. 
Or aid you in this time of need. 

2 Confide your trust in him alone, 

Who rules all things above, below; 
Send your petitions to his throne. 
For he alone can help you now. 



76 



Master Mason. 



1 Our life, how short! a groan, a sigh; 
We live — and then begin to die: 
But oh! how great a mercy this. 
That death's a portal into bliss. 

2 My soul ! death swallows up thy fears ; 
The gi-ave shall wipe away all tears; 
Why should we fear this parting pain; 
We die that we may live again. 



77 



Master Mason. 



Unveil thy bosom, faithful tomb, 
Take this new treasure to thy trust, 

And give these sacred relics room 
To slumber in the silent dust. 



78 



Super Excellent Master. 



1 When we, our wearied limbs to rest. 
Sat down by proud Euphrates stream, 
We wept, with doleful thoughts oppress'd, ' 
And Zion was our mournful theme. 



2 Our harps, that, when with joy we sung. 
Were wont tlieir tuneful parts to b§ar, 
With silent strings, neglected hung. 
On willow trees that withered there. 



3 How shall we tune our voice to sing. 

Or touch our harps with skillful hands I 
Sliall hymns of joy, to God our King, 
" Be sung by slaves in foreign lands ? 



4 Salem, our once happy seat! 
^^'hen I of thee forgetful prove. 
Then let mv*trembling hand forget 
The tuneful strings with art to move. 



5 If I to mention thee forbear. 

Eternal silence seize my tongue; 
Or if I sing one cheerful air, 
Till thy deliverance is ray song. 



HEBRON. L. M. 

1st. 



OPENING, OR INITIATION. 

From " Carmina Sacra," by permiBision. 



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80 



Masonic Hymn. 



1 Grant us, kind Heaven! what we request; 
In Masonry let us he blest : 

Direct us to that liappy place, 

Wlicre friendship smiles on every face : 

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2 Where sceptered; Reason, from her throne. 
Surveys the Lodge, and makes us one; 
And Harmony's delightful sway, 
Forever sheds ambrosial da}'. 

3 No prying eye can view us here. 
No fool or knave disturb our cheer; 
Our well-formed laws set mankind free. 
And give relief to misery. 

4 Our Lodge the social Virtues grace, 
And Wisdom's rules we fondly trace; 
While Nature, open to our view. 
Points out the paths we should pm'sue. 



81 



Charity. 



1 Offspring of heaven! mankind's best friend. 

Bright Charity, inspire oui«lay; 
On these terrestial shores descend, 
And quit the realms of cloudless day. 

2 Come, then, all bounteous as thou art, 

And hide thee from our sight no more; 
Touch every soul, expand each heart, 
That breathes on I'recdom's chosen shore. 



83 Belief. 

1 Blest is the man whose tender care, 

Relieves the poor in their distress; 
Whose pity wipes the widow^s tear. 
Whose hand supports the fatherless. 

2 His heart contrives, for their relief, 

More than his willing hands can do : 
He, in the time of wasting grief. 
Shall tind the Lord his pity too. 

3 His soul shall live secure on earth, 

With secret blessings on his head; 
When drouth, and pestilence, and dearth. 
Around him multiply their dead. 

4 Or, if he languish on his couch, 

God will pronounce his sins forgiven; 
Will save him with a healing touch, 
Or take his willing soul to heaven. 



83 



Closing. 



1 Spirit of peace, all meek and mild. 

Inspire our hearts, our souls possess; 
Repel each passion, rude and wild. 
And bless us as we aim to bless. 

2 Hear, now, the parting prayer we pour. 

And bind our hearts in love alone; 
Though we may meet on earth no more. 
May we at last surround thy throne. 



CONTINUED. 



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84 



Knight Templar. 



1 To the Knight Templar's awful dome, 

Where glorious knights in arms are drest. 
Filled with surprise, I slowly come, 
With solemn jewels on my breast. 

2 A pilgrim to this house I came, 

With sandal, staff, and scrip so white ; 
Through rugged paths my feet were ledj 
All this I bore to be a Knight. 

3 With feeble arm I gently smote. 

At the Knight Templar's mercy gate; 
What I beheld, when it was op'ed. 
Was splendid, elegant, and great. 

4 Twelve dazzling lights I quickly saw, 

All chosen for the cross to fight; 
In one of them I found a flaw, 
And speedily put out that Ught. 

5 Unite your hearts, and join your hands 

In every solemn tie of love ; 
United, each firm Templar stands 
The vii'tue of his cause to prove. 

6 Until the world is lost in fire, 

By order of the Trinity, 
The amazing world shall still admire 
Our steadfast love and unity. 

85 Hymn for Consecration. 

1 Master Supreme ! accept our praise; 

Still bless this consecrated band ; 
Parent of Light ! illume our ways, 
And guide us by thy sovereign hand. 

2 May Faith, Hope, Charity, divine, 

Here hold their undivided reign; 
Friendship and Harmony combine 
To soothe our cares, and banish pain. 

3 May Wisdom here disciples find, 

Beauty unfold her thousand charms ; 
Science invigorate the mind, 
Expand the soul, that virtue warms. 

^ May Pity dwell -ivithin each breast. 
Relief attend the suffering poor ; 
Thousands by this, our Lodge, be blest. 
Till worth, distrcst, shall want no more. 

86 Clodng. 
Eternal are thy mercies, Loi-d; 
Eternal truth attends thy word ; 

Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore. 
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 



87 



Royal Arch. 



1 Almighty Father! heavenly King! 

Before whose sacred Name we bend. 
Accept the praises which we sing, 
And to our humble prayer attend. 

2 Thou, who did'st Persia's king command 

A proclamation to extend. 
That Israel's host might quit his land. 
Their holy Temple' to attend; 

3 All hail ! great Architect divine ! 

Let heaven's eternal arches ring! 
This universal frame is thine; 
All hail ! thou great. Eternal King ! 



88 



Opening. 



1 Te happy few, who here extend 

In peaceful lines, from east to west. 
With fervent zeal the Lodge defend, 
And lock its secrets in your breast. 

2 Since ye are met upon the Square, 

Bid love and Friendship jointly reign; 
Be peace and Harmony your care. 
They form an adamantine chain. , 



89 



Anniversary Ode. 



1 Hail ! sacred art ! by Heaven designed 
A gracious blessing for mankind ; 
Peace, joy, and love, thou dost bestow. 
On us thy votaries below. 

2 Bright wisdom's footsteps here we trace. 
From Solomon, the prince of peace. 
Whose righteous maxims still we hold 
More precious than rich jOphir's gold. 

3 His heavenly proverbs to us tell. 
How we on earth should ever dwell. 
In hannony and social love. 

To emulate the blest above. 

4 Now, having Wisdom for our guide. 
By its sweet precepts we'll abide; 
Nor from its path will ever stray, 
Till all shall meet in endless day. 

5 Vain, empty grandeur shall not find 
Its dwelling in a Brother's mind; 

A Mason, who is true and wise. 
Its glittering pomp will e'er despise. 

6 Candor and friendship, joy and peace, 
Within his breast shall have a place; 
Virtue and Wisdom thus combined. 
Shall decorate the Mason's mind. 



CLOSING. 




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91 Funeral Hymn. 

1 Here let the sacred rites succeed 

In honor of departed friends ; 
With solemn order now proceed. 
While living faitli with sorrow blends. 

2 Now let the hymn — the humble prayer. 

From hearts sincere, ascend on high ; 
And mystic evergreen declare, 
That Hope witliin us cannot die. 

3 The mortal frame may be concealed 

Within the iiritow house of gloom; 
But God, in hiercy, has revealed 
Immortal life beyond the tomb. 

4 The friends we mourn we still may love; 

Then let our aspirations rise, - 
To that bright spirit-world above, 
Where virtue lives, love never dies. 

92 Master Blason. 

1 Blest is the man who stands in awe 
Of God, and loves his sacred law; 
His seed on earth shall be renowned, 
And with successive honors crowned. 

2 Beset with threat'ning dangers refund, 
Unmoved shall he maintain his ground; 
The sweet remembrance of the just 
Shall flourish, when he sleeps in dust. 



93 Installation Ode. ^ 

1 Come all ye gentle springs, that more 

And animate the human mind, 
And by your energy improve 
The social bond by which we're joined. 

2 This happy Lodge, of care devoid, 

And haggard malice always free. 
Shall by your aid be still employed 
In social leve and harmony. 

3 Oh! let each heart with rapture glow; 

Be every nerve with rapture strung; 
May Love from every bosom flow. 
And kindly words from every tongue. 

94 Opening. Red Cross. 

1 "Let there be Light" — the first command 

That burst from heaven's exalted throne ! 
Jehovah gave the stern decree. 
And forth immediate radiance shone. 

2 But there's a light, a brighter light. 

Than sun or nature e'er could claim; 
'Tis shed tlirough all creation's space. 
And bears a great and glorious name. 

3 Then let us search for this great Light, 

Which shines with such refulgence broadj 
Its name is Truth ; and that alone 
Can bring oui' wandering souls to God. 



CONTINUED. 



25 



95 Knight Templar. 

1 The rising God forsakes the tomb ; 

Up to his Father's court he flies ; 
Cherubic legions guard him liome, 
And shout him welcome to the skies. 41 

2 Break off your tears, ye saints, and teU 

How high our great deliverer reigns ; 
Sing how he spoiled the hosts of hell. 
And led the monster. Death, in chains. 

3 Say, " live forever glorious King, 

Born to instruct, redeem, and save ; " 
Then ask — " O Death ! where is thy sting ? " 
"And Where's thy victory?" boasting 



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96 Master Mason. 

1 Death, like an ever-flowing stream. 
Sweeps us away — our life's a dream — 
An empty tale — a morning flower — 
Cut down and withered in an hour. 

2 Teach us, O Lord, how frail is man; 
And kindly lengthen out our span, 
Till, cleansed by grace, we all may be 
Prepared to die, and dwell with thee. 

97 Opening. 

1 Thou who see'st the sparrow's fall, 

And hear'st the raven s feeble cry, 
Whose tender care extends to all, 
To thee we raise the prayerful eye. 

2 Father! while we as brothers meet. 

With Truth and Love our bosoms flU, 
And 'till we reach our heavenly seat, 
Help us to know and do thy will. 

98 Closing. 

1 Father, once more let grateful pi-aise 

And humble prayer to thee ascend ; 

Thou Guide and Guardian of our ways, 

Our first and last, and only Friend. 

2 Hear, then, the parting prayers we pour. 

And bind our hearts in love alone; 

Though we may meet on earth no more, 

May all at last suiTound thy throne. 

99 Masonic Hymn. 

1 From East to West, o'er land and sea, 
Where brothers meet and friends agree. 
Let incense rise from hearts sincere, 
The dearest offering gathered here. 

2 Our trust reposed on God alone, 
Who ne'er -will contrite hearts disown; 
Our faith shall mark that holy light. 
Whose beams our dearest joys unite. 

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100 Boyal Arch Hymn. — r. G. tisdall. 

1 There is a word, no mortal tongue 

. May dare its mysCic sounds combine; 
Nor saint hath breathed, nor prophet sung 
% That hoUest of the names divine ! 

2 Nor may the fingers of the Scribe 

Presume that hallowed word to write; 
Accursed alike, from Israel's tribe. 
Were he wlio dared that word indite ! 

3 Yet though nor hps, nor pen, may dare 

That name unspealtable impart; 
'Tis ever breathed in Masons' prayer, — 
'Tis ever ■written in his heart. 

101 Opening Hymn. 

1 How blest the sacred tie, that binds 
In sweet communion kindred minds ! 
How" swift the heavenly course they run, 
Whose hearts, whose faith, whose hopes 

are one. 

2 Together oft they seek the place 
Where Friendship smiles oh every face : 
How high, how strong their raptures swelL. 
There's none but kindred souls can tell. 

3 Nor shall the gjowing flame expire. 
When dimly burns frail natm-e's fire: 
Then shall they meet in realms above — 
A heaven of joy— a heaven' of love. 

102 Closing. 

1 We ofier, Lord, an humble prayer, 

And thank thee for thy grace bestowed. 
In leading us beneath thy care 
Thus far in wisdom's pleasant road. 
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2 Whatever to our lot may fall, — 

What toilsome dutiesto fulfil, — 
We do not know; but in them all. 

Be thou oiu- strength and comfort still. 

3 Be thou, God, our constant friend — 

Our hope, our comfort, and our stay; 
And may thy Spirit, Lord, descend, 
To bless and guide us day by day. 

103 Opening. 

1 Thou ! at whose great Name we bend. 

To whom our warmest vows we pay, 
God over all! in love descend, 
AndMaless the labors of this day. 

2 Here, still, through aU succeeding time. 

May Truth and Love its tribute bring. 
And still the anthem-note sublime, 
To Thee from children's children, ring. 



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INSTALLATION ODE. 




1. When earth's founda-tion first was MA, By the Al7niigh - ty Ar-tist's hand, 
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And now in beauty piles appear. 
Which shall to endless, to endless time 
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How worthy and how great wc are. 
Hail! mysterious, hail, glorious Masonry! 
That makes us ever great and free. 



4 Nor we less famed for every tie, 

By which the human thought is bound; 
Love, truth, and friendship, and sweetest 
unit.v, 
Join ail our heai-ts and hands around. 
Hail ! mysterious, hail, glorious Masonry ! 
That makes us ever great and free. 



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Where friendship brightens every face. 
Where mystic art adorns the chair, 
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Come, brethren, cheerful join with me. 
To sing the praise of ]\Iasonry ; 
The noble, faitliful, and the brave, 
Whose art shall Uve beyond the graye. 



28 "WHERE'ER IN THIS WIDE WORLD WE ROYE." 

(SHELLS OF OCEAN.) L. M. Double. Words by G. W. CHASE. 

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CONTINUED. 



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107 Masonic Song. — geo. p. moeris. 

1 Our Order, like the Ark of Yore, 

Upon the ragin» seas was tost; 
Secure amid the billows' roar 

It moved, and nothing has been lost. 
When elements discoixlant seek 

To wi-eck what God in mercy saves, 
- The struggle is as vain and weak 

As that of the retiring waves. 

2 The power who bade the waters cease, — 

The pilot of the pilgrim band, — 
He gave the gentle dove of peace. 

The branch she bore them from the land. 
In Him above Ave put our trust, 

With heart and voice, with one accord. 
Ascribing Avith the true and just, 

AH " Holiness unto the Lord." 

108 Dedication of Masonic Hall. 

(BEO. T. J. greenwood, of DOVER, N. H.) 

Grov( 
made 

That man might early learn to praise. 
And bowing in the sylvan shade, 

To Thee, God, his homage raise. 
But Light advanced! New Temples sprung 

Beneath the craftsman's skilful hand, 
That grateful love might find a tongue 
Where Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty 
stand. 

2 Yet not where Sabbath bells alone 

Im-ite the soul, our God we find. 
But where ingenious toil is known, 

He deigns to bless th' expanding mind. 
This Fane, oh God ! our hands have rear'd. 

To aid us in our work of love ; 
And while we've toiled. Thy smile hath 
cheered, 

Approving from Thy Throne above. 

3 We own Thy Light ! we plead Thy grace. 

To croAvn our laboi's day by day. 
That this may be a hallowed place, 

To speed us on our pilgrim way. 
Oh let us wear the triple crown 

Of Faith, Hope, Charity divine, 
That Thou our humble gift will own, 

While Glory, Honor, Praise are Thine. 



110 



Opening. 



1 Great God, behold before thy throne, 

A band of brothers lowly bend ; 
Thy sacred Name we humbly own. 

And pray that thou Avilt be our friend. 
A band of bi'others may we live, 

A band of brothers may we die; 
To each may God, our Father, give 

A home of peace above the sky. 



103 



Opening. 



1 Kind Father, God of love and power. 
Be with us at this quiet hour! 
Smile on our souls; our plans approve; 
Help us to live in peace and love. 
Let each discordant thought be gone, 
And love imite our hearts in one ; 
Like brothers true, may Ave combine 
To fonvard olyects so divine. 
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111 



Opening. 



1 Here, gracious God, beneath thy feet, 
Again Ave mj^stic brothers meet. 
Joined by the cord of mutual love. 
Bound to our common Friend above. 
May Wisdom, Zeal, and Loa'c, inspire 
Our bosoms A\'ith their purest fire ; 
While Faith on thine oavu Avord relies. 
And Hope looks joyful to the skies. 

2 Grant us thy presence, God of gi-ace, 
NoAv while Ave meet before thy face, 
That Ave may feel, ere Ave depai-t. 
Thy love diffused through every heart. 
May Wisdom, Zeal, and Love, inspire 
Our bosoms Avith their purest fii-e; 
While Faith on thine OAvn Avord relies. 
And Hope looks joyful to the skies. 

113 Closing. 

1 As from this place Ave go once more. 
Thy blessing. Father, avc implore ; 
Still may Ave keep the heavenly Avay, 
And strive to serve thee day by day. 
And 'till again Ave gather here, 
Help us to labor in thy fear; 
Thy Truth impart, thy loA^e distil. 
That AA'e may knoAv and do thy Avill. 

113 Song. — ^james b. taylor, k. t. 
Air — " Shells of Ocean." 

1 In pensive mood, at close of day, 

I seek the peaceful, calm retreat, 
Where Truth and Innocence repay 

Those brethren dear in Lodge that meet. 
The precepts taught by Masons' Art, 

To guide and guard our course through 
life, 
Arc grateful to the Virtuous heart. 

Suppressing hate— subduing strife. 

2 Where brethren meet in solemn form, 

Devoted to the Master's Avill, 
To shield from Avant, or gathering storm, 

Their every duty to fulfil : — 
In mystic rites Ave there engage, 

And lessons pure and holy learn. 
From the unerring, sacred page. 

Where Love and Heavenly Truth do 
burn. 



30 SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT. 



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115 Opening Song. — g. w. chase. 

1 Come, Brothers of the plumb and square, 

Come, join in cheerful song; 
Let every heart and voice prepare 

The glad notes to prolong. 
We're Brothers, by a mystic tie, 

We're Brothers true and Free, 
Then let the song ascend on high, — 

God speed Freemasonry. 

2 In Love we meet, in peace v?e part; 

We walk by plummet's line ; 
While Friendship dwells within each heart 

That owns the craft Divine. 
'Mid all the toils and cares of earth, 

We steady k.eep our way; 
With Faith, and Hope, we wait the bu-th 

Of an Eternal day. ^ 



116 



Closing Song. 



1 We meet in love, we part in peace. 

Our council labors o'er ; 
We'll ask, ere life's best days shall cease, 
To meet in time once more. 

CHORUS. 

'Mid fairest scenes to. memory dear, 

In change of joy and pain; 
We'll think of friends assembled here, 

And hope to meet again. 

2 Though changes mai-k time's onward way 

In all we fondly claim, 
Fraternal hopes shall ne'er decay — 
Our landmarks still the same. 

CHORUS. 

'Mid fairest scenes to memory dear, 

In change of joy and pain; 
We'll think of friends assembled here, 

And hope to meet again. 

3 Our Faith unmoved, with Truth our guide, 

As seasons mark our clime; 
Through winter's chill, or summer's pride, 
We'll hail the Art Sublime. 

CHORUS. 

'Mid fairest scenes to memory dear, 

In change of joy and pain ; 
We'll think of friends assembled here, 

And hope to meet again. 

4 When life shall find its silent close. 

With Hope's kind promise blest ; 
In that Grand Lodge may all repose, 
Where joys immortal rest. 

CHORUS. 

'Mid fairest scenes to memory dear, 

In change of joy and pain; 
We'll think of friends assembled here, 

And hope to meet again. 



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Friendship. 



1 Old friends shall never be forgot, 

Whose love was love sincere ; 
And still, whatever be their lot, 

We'll make them welcome here. 
The kindness they have often sKewn^ 

We long have borne in mind. 
And long, we hope, our friends have known, 

A welcome where to find. 

2 It never shall be said, with truth, 

That now our hearts are cold; 
The friends who loved us in our yotrth. 

We'll love when they are old. 
And if in ills, which we withstand, 

They kind assistance need. 
We'll stretch them forth a helping hand. 

And be a friend indeed. 



118 



Closing. 



1 Now we must close our labors here, 

Though sad it is to part ; 
May Love, Relief, and Truth sincere. 

Unite each brother's heart. 
Now to our homes let's haste away. 

Still filled with love and light; 
And may each heart in kindness say. 

Good night, brother, good night. 

119 Initiation, or Crafting. 

1 welcome, brother, to our band, 

Though strong its numbers now, 
And high its lofty pillars stand. 

And noble arches bow. 
Oh welcome — if thy heart be true, 

Thou'lt find with us a home; 
We're daily adding colnmns new 

Unto our glorious dome. 

2 Now let our ardent prayers arise, 

For blessings on his brow, 
And bear our offering to the skies. 

For him who joins us now. 
Oh welcome — if thy heart be true, 

Thou'lt find with us a home; 
We're daUy adding columns new. 

Unto om' glorious dome. 



120 Closing. 

1 Great Architect of Earth and Heaven, 

By time nor space confined. 
Enlarge our love to comprehend 

Our brethren, all mankind. 
With Faith our guide, and humble Hope^ 

Warm Charity and Love, 
May all at last be raised to share 

Thy perfect hght above. 



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CLOSING ENCAMPMENT. 




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122 Fellow Craft. 

1 May our united hearts expand 

With love's refreshing showers, 
Whose warm and kindling glow is felt. 
To cheer our saddest hours. 

2 Before our treasured shrine we boAv, 

In gratitude sublime; 
Imploring still God's saving grace. 
Through all of coming time. 

123 Opening Hymn. 

1 Lo ! what an entertaining sight. 

Are brethren who agree ; 
Brethren, Avhose cheerfal hearts unite 
In bonds of piety. 

2 'Tis like the. oil, divinely sweet. 

On Aaron's reverend head; 
The trickling drops perfumed his feet. 
And o'er his garments spread. 

3 'Tis pleasant as the morning dews, 

That fell on Zion's hill ; 
Where God his mildest glory shows. 
And makes his grace distil. 

124 Encampment. 

Let God — the Father and the Son 

And Spirit, be adored, 
Where there are works to malvc him known, 

Or saints to love the Lord. 



125 Master Mason. Opening. 

1 Almighty Father! gracious Lord ! 

Kind Guardian of our days ! 
Thy mercies let our hearts record. 
In songs of grateful praise. 

2 Lord, when this mortal frame decays. 

And every weakness dies, 
Complete the wonders of thy grace. 
And raise Us to the skies. 



126 The Lord's Prayer. 

1 Our Father, who in heaven art ! 

All hallowed be thy Name; 
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, 
Tliroughout this earthly frame, — 

2 As cheerfully as 'tis by those 

Who dwell with Thee on high: 
Lord, let th.v bounty, day by day. 
Our daily food supplj'. 

3 As we forgive our enemies, 

Thy pardon. Lord, we ci-ave; 
Into temptation lead us not. 
But us from evil save. 

4 For kingdom, power, and glory, all 

Belong, O Lord, to thee; 
Thine from eternity they were, 
And thine shall ever be. 



CONTINUED. 



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139 



^yal Arch. 



1 How precious is the book divine, 

That unto us is given; 
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine, 
To guide our souls to heaven. 

2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts, 

In this dark vale of tears ; 
Life, light, and joy it still imparts, 
And quells oar rising fears. 

3 This lamp, through all the tedious night 

Of life, shall guide our way; 
Till we behold the clearer light 
Of an eternal day. 



140 



Opening, 



1 Lo! what an entertaining sight 

Those friendly brethren prove. 
Whose cheerful hearts in bands unite, 
Of harmony and love! 

2 'Tis pleasant as the morning dews 

That fall on Zion's hill, 
Where God his radiant glory shows, 
And makes his grace distil. 



141 Opening. 

1 Oh, influence sweet, from spheres above 

This rude and selfish life, 
Descend and dwell with us in love. 
Dispelling scenes of strife. 

2 Let darkness spread no more its wings 
. With passion's brooding powers, 

Where love and wisdom e'er should reign 
In this retreat of ours. 



3 Oh, influence sweet, from spheres above, 
Surround, and make us good, 
And ever let us feel we have 
A loving Brotherhood. 



143 



Mark Blaster. 



1 How sweet, how calm this Sabbath morn, 
How pure the air that breathes. 
And soft the sounds upon it borne, 
And light its vapor wreaths ! 



2 Let each imholy passion cease. 
Each evil thought be crushed. 
Each anxious care that mars our peace 
In Faith and Love be hushed. 



143 'Fellow Craft. Work. 

1 welcome, brother, to our band, 

Thdigh strong its numbers now. 
And high its lofty pillars stand, 
And noble arches bow. 

2 welcome — if thy heart be true, 

Thou'lt find with us a home; 
We're daily adding columns new 
Unto our glorious dome. 

3 Now let our heartfelt prayers arise. 

For blessings on his brow, 
And bear our offering to the skies. 
For him who joins us now. 



144 Master Mason. Opening. 

Come, Masters of the Art, imite. 
And may this meeting prove. 

To all th' assembled sons of light, 
A strengthened bond of love. 



2 May Friendship and-Morality, 
With true fraternal love. 
Be found in every Mason's heart. 
And all his actions move. 



145 Opening, or Closing. 

1 To thee we look, thou Power supreme! 

Thou wilt our wants supply! 
Safe in thy presence shall we live. 
And in thy favor die. 

2 From thee our vital breath we drew; 

Our childhood was thy care; 
And vigorous youth and feeble age 
Thy kind protection share. 

3 Then be it ours, through gentle deeds 

Of pure and perfect love. 
To sow in human hearts the seeds 
Of flowers that bloom above. 



146 Opening, or Closing. 

Sweet as the dew on herb and flower, 

That silently distils, 
At evenino;'s soft and balmy hour. 

On ZioiiPs fruitful hills. 



2 So, with mild influence from above. 
Shall promised gi-ace descend; 
Till universal peace and love 
O'er all the earth extend. 



36 SUPER EXCELLENT MASTER. 

BALERMA. C. M. 
1st. ^- -/»rv- 

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1 By Babel's streams we sit and weep; 

Our teai's for Zion flow; 
Our harps on drooping willows sleep; 
Our hearts are filled with woe. 
(square.) 

2 Our walls no more resound with praise; 

Our Temple, foes destroy ; 
Judea's courts no more upraise 
Triumphant songs of joy. 
(triangle.) 

3 Here, mourning, toiling, captive bands, 

Our fea.sts and Sabbaths cease ; 
Our tribes dispersed through distant lands. 
And hopeless of release. 
(circle.) 

4 But should the ever-gracious Power, 

To us propitious be ; - 
Chaldeans shall our race restore. 
And Kings proclaim us free ! 

148 Closing. Hoyal Arch. 

1 Great God ! our King ! to thee we raise 
Our voice and all our powers ; 
.Unweai'ied songs of gi-ateful praise 
Shall fill the circUng hour. 



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2 Thy Name shall dwell upon our tongue 
While suns shall set and rise. 
And tune our everlasting song 
When time and natm-e dies. 



149 



Anniversary Hymn. 



1 To Him who rales, be homage paid. 
Where hearts with voice unite; 
To him we bring fraternal aid, 
Who guides in solemn rite. 



2 Come, Brothers, bound by kindly ties. 
Your notes harmonious bring; 
While acts of generous sacrifice. 
In thoughts of love we sing:. 



•3 As days and years roll silent by — 
As Time's sad changes rise. 
No doubt shall dim the trusting eye. 
Where rule the good and wise. 



4 To Him who rules, be homage paid, 
Where hearts with voice unite ; 
Till Ufe shall cease, and time shall fade, 
We'll bring our solemn pUght. 



CONTINUED. 



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150 



Encampment. 



154 



Master Mason. 



1 How glorious Js the gift of Faith, . 

That cheers the darksome tomb. 
And through the damp and gloomy grave 
Can shed a rich perfume! 

2 Triumphant Faith! it lifts the soul 

Above desponding fear; 
Exults in hope of heaven, her home, 
, And longs to enter there! 



151 



Funeral Hymn, 



Another hand is beckoning us, 

Another call is given; 
And glows once more, with angel steps, 

The path that leads to heaven. 



2 Dust, to its naiTow house beneath ! 
Soul, to its place on high '. 
They that have seen thy look in death, 
No more may fear to die. 



3 Lone are the paths, and sad the bowers. 
Whence thy meek smile is gone ; 
But, oh J a brighter home than ours, 
In heaven, is now thine own. 



152 



Master Mason. 



1 The Lord unto thy prayer attend, 

In trouble's darksome hour : 

The name of Jacob's God defend. 

And shield thee by his power. 

2 Should friends and kindred, near and dear. 

Leave thee to want, or die. 
May Heaven make thy life its care, 
Ajid all thy need supply. 



153 



Funeral Hymn. 



1 As distant lands beyond the sea, 

When friends go thence, draw nigh ; 
So heaven, when friends have thither gone, 
Draws nearer from the sky. 

2 And as those lands the dearer grow, 

When friends are long away, 
So heaven itself, through loved ones dead. 
Grows dearer day by day. 

3 Heaven is not far from those who see 

With the pure spirit's sight. 
But near, and in the very hearts 
Of those who see aright. 

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1 Few are thy days, and full of woe, 

O man, of woman born! 
Thy doom is wi-itten, " Dust thou art. 
And Shalt to dust return." 

2 Determined are the days that fly 

Successive o'er thy head ; 
The numbered hour is on the wing, 
Which lays thee with the dead. 



155 



Opening. 



I Father of all ! in every age. 
In every clime adored. 
By saint, by savage, or by sage, 
The universal Lord. 



2 To thee, whose temple is all space. 
Whose altar, earth, sea, skies, 
One chorus let all beings raise, 
All nature's incense rise 



156 



Master Mason. 



1 Teach me the measure of my days, 
Thou maker of my frame ; 
I would survey life's narrow space. 
And learn how frail I am. 



2 A span is all that we can boast, 
How short the fleeting time! 
Man is but vanity and dust, 
In all his flower and prime. 



157 



Anniversary Ode, 



1 All hail ! the great mysterious Art, 

Grand offering from above — 
Which fondly twines each genial heart 
In harmony and love. 

2 Come, Brothers, join the festive board. 

Awake the tuneful lay; 
Unite in Friendship, Peace, and Love; 
'Tis Masons' holyday. 

3 Come, bring the wreath, the trio bind-- 

Faith, Charity, and Love; 
To great St. John a splendid star 
In the Grand Lodge above. 

4 With ferven* Zeal and pure delight. 

We'll wake the joyful strain. 
Till in the great Grand Lodge we meet, 
Where joys immortal reign. 



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OPENING ENCAMPMENT. 



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158 Opening Encampment. 

1 Joy to the world, the Lord is come; 
- Let eartli receive lier King : 

Let every lieart prepare lilm room. 
And heav'n and nature sing. 

2 Joy to the eartli, — the Saviour reigns ; 

Let men their songs employ ; 
While fields and floods, rocks, hiUs and 
plains, 
Repeat the sounding joy. 
4 He rules the world with tru'th and grace. 
And makes the nations prove 
The glories of his righteousness. 
And wonders of his love. 



159 



Anniversary Ode. 



Jehovah, God! thy gracious power 

On every hand we see ; 
may the blessings of each hour 

Lead all our thoughts to thee. 

From morn till noon, till latest eve, 
The hand of heaven we see ; 

And all the blessings we receive 
Proceed direct from thee. 

In all the varying scenes of time. 
On thee our hopes depend ; 

Through every age, in every cUme, 
Our Father and our Friend! 



CONTINUED. 



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160 



Royal Arch, 



1 When orient Wisdom beamed serene, 

And pillar'd Strength arose; 
When Beauty tinged the glowing scene, 
And Faith her mansion chose; 

2 Exulting bands the fabric viewed, 

Mysterious powers adored; 
And high the Triple Union stood. 
That gave the Mystic Word. 

3 Pale Envy withered at the sight, 

And, frowning at the pile, 
Called Murder from the realms of night. 
To blast the glorious toil; 

4 With ruffian outrage, joined in woe, 

They form the league abhoiTcd, 

And wounded Science felt the blow 

That crushed the Mystic Word. 

5 At length through time's expanded sphere. 

Fair Science spreads her way. 
And wanned by Truth's refulgence clear. 
Reflects the kindred ray; 

6 A second fabric's towering height 

Proclaims the sign restored, 
From whose foundation, brought to light. 
Is drawn the Mystic Word. 



161 Opening. 

Within our temple, met again, 
With hearts and purpose strong, 

We'll raise our notes of gi-ateful praise. 
With union in our song. 



2 Around our altar's sacred shrine, 
May Love's pure incense rise, 
Bearing upon its mystic tiame 
Our music to the skies. 



163 



Charity. 



162 



God, the Creator. 



1 Eternal Wisdom, thee we praise. 
Thee all thy creatures sing; 
While with thy name, rocks, hills, and seas. 
And heaven's high arches ring. 



2 Almighty power and equal skill 

Shine through the worlds abroad; 
Our souls with vast amazement fill. 
And speak the Builder — God. 



Charity! thou heavenly grace. 

All tender, soft and kind ; 
A friend to all the human race, 

To all that's good and kind. 

2 The man of charity extends 

To all his liberal hand; 
His kindred, neighbors, foes and friends. 
His pity may command. 

3 He aids the poor in their distress — 

He hears when they complain; 
With tender heart delights to bl«ss. 
And lessen all their pain. 

4 The sick, the prisoner, poor and blind, 

And all the sons of grief, 
In him a benefactor find; 
He loves to give relief. 



5 Oh ! may we all in love abound, 
'And Charity pursue; 
Thus shall wo be with glory crowned. 
And love as angels do. 



164 



The Good Samaritan. 



1 Blest is the man whose generous heart 

Feels aU another's pain; 
To whom the supplicating eye 
Is never raised in vain; — 

2 Whose breast expands with gen'ious 

warmth, 
A brother's woes to feel. 
And bleeds in pity o'er the wound 
He wants the power to heal. 

3 He spreads his kiiid supporting arms 

To every child of gTief; 
His secret bounty largely flows. 
And brings unasked reUef. 

4 T6 gentle offices of love 

His feet are never slow; 
He views, through Mercy's melting eye, 
A Brother in a foe. 



5 To him protection shall be shown; 
And mercy from above 
Descend on those, who thus fulfil 
The perfect law of love. 



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1 All hail ! the great Immanuel's name ! 

Let angels prostrate fall ; 
Bring forth the royal diadem, > 

And crown him Lord of all. 

2 Let every kindred, every tribe. 

On this terrestial ball, 
To him all majesty ascribe. 
And cro^\Ti him Lord of all. 

3 Oh! that with yonder sacred throng, 

"We at his feet may fall ; 
And join the everlasting song, 
And crown him Lord of all. 



166 The Book of the Law. 

1 How precious is the book divine. 

By inspiration given; 
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine. 
To guide our souls to lieavenT 

2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts. 

In this dark vale of tears , 
Life, light, and joy it still imparts. 
And quells our rising fears. 

3 This lamp, through all the tedious night 

Of life, shall guide our wayj 
Till we behold the clearer light 
Of an Eternal Day. 



OPENING HYMN. 



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168 



Opening. 



1 While thee we seek, protecting Power! 

Be our vain wishes stilled ; 

And may this consecrated hour, 

With better hopes be fiUed. 

2 In all the varying scenes of time. 

On thee our hopes depend ; 
Through every age, in every clime. 
Our Father and our Friend. 



169 



All Men are Equal. 



1 All men are equal in their birth, 

Heirs of the earth and skies ; 
All men are equal, when that earth 
Fades from their dying eyes. 

2 All wait alike on him, whose power 

Upholds the life he gave ; 
The Sage, within his star-lit tower, 
The savage in his cave. 

3 Ye great! renounce your earthbom pride; 

Ye low ! )'our sliame and fear ; 
And, as ye worship, side by side, 
Your common claims revere. 



170 



Opening, or Closing. 



1 Jehovah, God ! thy gracious power 

On every hand we see ; 
may the blessings of each hour 
Lead all our thoughts to thee. 

2 may we all in love abound. 

And Charity pursue; 
Thus shall we be with glory crowned. 
And love as angels do. 

171 Moyal Arch. Opening. 

1 Holy and reverend is thy Name, 

Oh thou eternal King ! 
" Thrice holy Lord," the angels cry, 
" Thrice holy," let us sLug! 

2 With sacred awe pronounce his ITame, '' 

Whom words nor thoughts can reach; 
A holy heart shall please him more 
Than noblest forms of speech. 

172 Closing. 

1 Through endless years, thou art the same^ 
thou eternal God! 
Ages to come shall know thy name. 
And tell thy works abroad. 



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THE MASON'S PRAYER. 



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May all my thoughts incline ; 
'Tis reason's law, 'tis wisdom's choice, 
'Tis natme's call and thine. 



4 We from our sacred order's cause. 

Let nothing e'er divide; 
Grandeur, nor gold, nor vain applause. 
Nor friendship false misguide. 

5 Teach me to feel a brother's grief. 

To do in all what's best; 
To suffering man give kind relief. 
And blessing to be blest. 



174 



Initiation. 



Spirit of power and might ! behold 
Thy willing servant here ; 

"With thy protection him infold. 
And free his heart" from fear. 



2 Tho' darksome skies shall o'er him lower. 
And dangers fill the way; 
Support himwith thy gracious power, 
Aii4 be his CQpstant stay, 



175 Opening, or Anniversary. 

1 Behold ! how pleasant and how good. 

For brethren, such as we 
Of the accepted brotherhood, 
To dwell in unity. 

2 'Tis like the oil on Aaron's head. 

Which to his feet distils ; 
Like Hermon's dew, so richly shed 
On Zion's sacred hills. 

3 For there the Lord of light and love 

A blessing sent with power; 
Oh, may we all this blessing prove. 
E'en life forevermore. 

4 On Friendship's altar, rising here. 

Our hands now plighted be, — 
To live in love with hearts sincere. 
In peace and unity. 



176 



Closing Encampment. 



Let God, the Father and the Son 

And Spirit be adored, 
Where there are works to make him known. 

Or saints to love the Lord. 



FUNERAL. 



43 



CHINA. C. M, 

1st. 




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1 Now we must close our labors here. 

Though sad it is to part ; 
May Love, Relief, and Truth sincere, 
Unite each brother's heart. 

2 Now to our homes we haste away. 

Still filled with lOve and light ; 
And may each heart in kindness say, 
Good night, brother, good night. 

179 Opening. 

1 Within our temple met again, 
With hearts and purpose strong, 
We'll raise our notes of grateful praise, 
With Union in om- song. 

8 Around our altar's sacred shrine, 
May Love's pure incense rise. 
Bearing upon its mystic flame 
Our music to the skies. 



180 Master Mason. 

Life is a span — a fleeting hour — 

How soon the vapor flies ! 
Man is a tender, transient flower, 

That e'en in blooming — dies. 



181 



Funeral Hymn. 



1 Slowly, in sadness and in tears, 

We leave his dwelling now; 
It came not once within our fears. 
He coidd so early go. 

2 We loved to think of him as one 

To whom long years were given; 
Who much of good would yet have done, 
And late return to heaven. 

3 Fair rose his sun of life — few such — 

Alas ! it set at noon ; 
His Master must have loved him much, 
To call him home so soon. 

4 Slowly, in sadness and in tears, 

WeMl pass his dwelling bj' ; 
We mourn the shortness of his years, 
And bless his memory. 



183 



Master Mason. 



Few are thy days, and full of woe, 

O man, of woman born! 
Thy doom is -^ratten, " dust thou art. 

And shall to dust return." 



44 COME, LET US JOIN IN CHEERFUL SONG. 




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45 



2 Come great and small, come old and young, 

Come all ye Accepted Free; 
Come every nation, every tongue. 

And sing of Masonry. 
Let Jew nor Gentile e'er forget 

Our honors they may claim; 
We're Brothers, on the level met, 

Whate'er our land or name. 
Then let us join, &c. 

3 Let trusting Faith, and holy Hope, 

And heaven-born Charity, 
In every heart have lai'gest scope, 

And shine for Masonry : 
Let Justice circle, Virtue square ; 

Let Friendship guide our feet. 
So that at last, lilve jewels rare, 

We all in heaven may meet. 
Then let us join, &c. 

184 Opening Song. — g. w. chase. 

1 Come, Brothers of the plumb and square, 

Come, join in cheerful song; 
Let every heart and voice prepare 

The glad notes to pi'olong. 
We're Brothers, by a mystic tie, 

We're Brothers tme and Free, 
Then let the song ascend on high, — 

God speed Freemasonry. 

Then, Brothers of the plumb, &c. 

2 In Love we meet, in peace we part; 

We walk by plummet's line; 
While Friendship dwells vrithin each heart 

That owns- the craft Divine. 
'Mid all the toils and cares of earth. 

We steady keep our way; 
With Faith, and Hope, we wait the birth 

Of an Eternal day. 

Then, Brothers of the plumb, &c. 



186 



Song of the World. 



185 



Closing Song. 



1 We met in love, we part in peace. 

Our council labors o'er; 
We'll ask, ere life's best days shall cease, 

To meet in time once more. 
'Mid fairest scenes to memory dear, 

In change of joy and pain; 
We'll think of friends assembled here. 

And hope to meet again. 
We met in love, &c. 

2 Though changes mark time's onward way 

In all we fondly claim. 
Fraternal hopes shall ne'er decay — 

Our landmarks still the same. 
Our Faith unmoved, with Truth our guide, 

As seasons mark our clime; 
Through winter's chill, or summer's pride. 

We'll hail the Art SubUme. 
We met in love, &c. 



1 This world is not so bad a world 

As some would like to make it: 
Though whether good, or whether bad. 

Depends on how you take it; 
For if we scold and fret all day, 

From dewy morn till even, 
This world will ne'er afford to man 

A foretaste here of heaven. 
This world is not, &c. 

2 This world in truth's as good a world. 

As e'er was known to any 
Who have not seen another yet, 

And there are very many; 
And if the men, and women too. 

Have plenty of employment. 
They surely must be hard to please, 

Who cannot find enjoyment. 
This world is not, &c. 

3 This world is quite a pleasant world. 

In rain or pleasant weather; 
If people would but learn to live 

In harmony together; 
And cease to burst the kindling bond. 

By love and peace cemented. 
And learn that best of lessons yet. 

To always be contented. 
This world is not, &c. 

4 Then were this world a pleasant world. 

And pleasant folks were in it. 
The day would pass most pleasantly. 

To those who thus begin it; 
And all the nameless grievances 

Brought on by borrowed troubles. 
Would prove, as certainly they are, 

A mass of empty bubbles. 
This world is not, &c. 



187 

1 Let Masonry, from pole to pole, 

Her sacred laws expand; 
Far as the mighty waters roll. 

To wash remotest land ; 
That virtue has not left mankind. 

Her social maxims prove ; 
For stamped upon the Mason's mind. 

Are unity and love. 
Let Masonry, &c. 

2 Ascending to her native sky, ~ 

Let Masonry increase; 
A glorious pillar raised on high, 

Integi-ity its base. 
Peace adds to olive boughs entwined 

An emblematic dove, 
As stamped upon the Mason's mind. 

Is unity and love. 
Let Masonry, &c. 



46 CLOSING HYMN. 

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47 



189 Song for the twenty-fourth of June. 

(BEO. C. MOORE, ED. OF MASONIC REVIEW.) 

1 All hail ! the twenty-fourth of June, 

Another year has flo^vn, 
And on our altar glimmers yet 

The Light which long has shone. 
Our brethren! ye are welcome here — 

A truthful — noble band; 
We're one in mystic bonds to-day, 

We're one in heart and hand. 

2 On this, another festiye day, 

We meet as oft of yore, 
And tell of mystic labors done 

On mountain, vale, and shore : 
Of future work we yet may do, 

Ere we are gathered home, 
To hear from our Great Master's lips 

The welcome words — " weU done." 

3 How sad the thought on memory's page. 

That some who once were here, 
Have no place now but in our hearts — 

They've reached a higher sphere : 
But Hope points on to future years. 

When, aU our works complete. 
The true, and tried, and loved of earth, 

Together all shall meet. 

4 Then hail the twenty-fourth of June ! 

Its memories all are dear; 
And oft on festive days like this, 

Through many a passing year. 
We'll meet and gi-asp each other's hands. 

Ere yet our work is done. 
And, round our altars, closer draw 

The bonds which make us one. 



190 



Brotherly Love. 



1 How sweet, how heavenly is the sight. 

When those that love the Lord, 
In one another's peace dehght, 

And thus fulfil his word! 
When each can feel his brother's sigh. 

And with him beai- a part; 
When sorrow flows from eye to eye, 

And joy from heart to heart. 

2 When, free from envy, scorn, and pride. 

Our wishes all above. 
Each can his brother's failings hide, 

And show a brother's love ! 
Love is the golden chain that binds 

The happy souls above; 
And he's an heir of heaven that finds 

His bosom glow with love. 



191 The American Freemason. 

BT BRO. ROB. MORRIS. 

1 Oh what a goodly heritage 

The Lord to us hath given! 
How blest the Brothers here that pledge 

Their Mason vows to heaven ! 
I sing the mystic chain that binds 

These Western realms in one, — 
Such loving hearts, such liberal minds, 

No other land has knoAvn. 

2 Four thousand Lights, in Mason's halls, 

Are gleaming on our eyes ; 
Four thousand emblems on our walls 

Tell ivhence that gleaming is ; 
And when the portals mc"'*- to pass 

The humble seeker in, 
The voice of prayer pervades the place. 

And proves the Light Divine. 

3 On every hill our dead they lie. 

And green sprigs deck the knoll; 
Their fall was moisture to the eye, 

But triumph to the soul. 
Our orphans smile in every home. 

Our widow's hearts ai© glad ; 
Our "Light" dispels the darkest gloom. 

And comfort finds the sad. 

4 Thus link in link, from shore to shore, 

The mystic chain is bound; 
Oh, blended thus forevermore 

May Masons' hearts be found : 
And wjiile the heavens, on pillars sure 

Of Strength and Wisdom stand. 
May Brotherhood like ours endure. 

Where Strength and Wisdom blend. 



193 



Opening Hymn. 



1 O God ! we lift our hearts to thee, 

And grateful voices raise; 
We thank thee for this festive night, — 

Accept our humble praise. 
Here may our souls delight to bless 

The God of truth and grace. 
Who crowns our labors with success. 

Among the rising race! 

2 May each unholy passion cease, 

Each evil thought be crushed. 
Each anxious care that mars our peace 

In Faith and Love be hushed. 
Oh ! may we all in Truth abound, 

And Charity pm-sue ; 
Thus shall we be with glory crowned. 

And love as angels do. 



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196 



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1 Blest are the sons of peace. 

Whose hearts and hopes are one ; 
WhQse kind designs to serve and please, 
Through all their actions run. 

2 Blest is this happy place, 

Where Zeal and friendship meet ; 
Where Truth,and Love, and heav'nly gi-ace. 
Make our communion sweet. 

S Thus on the heavenly hills 
May we be l)lest above ; 
Where joy, like morning dew, distils, 
And all the air is love. 



197 



Royal Arch. Opening. 



1 Thv Name, almighty Lord! 

Shall sound through distant lands; 
Great is thv srace, and sure thy Word; 
Thy Truth' forever stands. 

2 Far be thine honor spread. 

And long thy praise endure. 
Till morning light and evening shade 
Shall be exchanged uo more. 



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1 Blest be the tie that binds 
Our hearts in virtuous love : 
The fellowship of Ivindred minds. 
Is like to that above. 



2 Before our Father's throne. 
We pour our ardent prayers ; 
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one. 
Our comforts and our cares. 



3 TSHien we asunder part, 
It gives us inward pain : 
But we shall still be joined in heart. 
And hope to meet again. 



4 This glorious hope revives 
Our courage by the way; 
While each in expectation lives. 
And longs to see the day. 



5 From soiTOW, toil and pain. 
And «n, we shall be free; 
And perfect love and friendship reign 
Through all eternity. 






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ST. THOMAS. S. M 
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200 Opening, or Closing. 

1 Great source of light and love. 

To thee our songs we raise ! 

Oh in the temple, Lord, above. 

Hear and accept our praise ! 

2 May this fraternal band, 

In Faith and Hope be blessed ; 
In Charity thrice blessed stand. 
In purity be dressed. 

S May all the sons of peace 
Their every gi-ace improve, 
'Till discord through the nations cease. 
And all the world be love. 



201 



Opening Encampment. 



1 Let songs of endless praise 

From every heart arise ; 
Let all the lands their tribute raise, 
- To God, who rules the skies. 

2 His mercy and his love 

Are boundless as his name; 
And all eternity shall prove 
His Truth remains the same. 



203 Boyal Arch. Closing. 

1 Companions, we have met. 

And passed a peaceful hour; 
These moments maj' we ne'er forget, 
But hope and pray for more. 

2 Through this, and every night. 

Lord, grant us sweet repose; 
Now aid us,- by thy holy light, 
This Royal Arch to close. 



203 



Closing. 



1 Now brothers we must part. 

Where we have met in peace ; 

Wliere harmony its joys impart, 

And strife and discord cease. 

2 We on the Level meet, ' 

Upon the Square we part ; 
May truth, and love, and friendship sweety. 
Pervade each brother's^ heart. 

3 Here, Lord, before we part. 

Help us to bless thy name; 
Let every tongue, and every heart, 
Praise and adore the same. 



52 



OPENING. 



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1 Now brothers we must part, 
Where we have met in peace; 
"Wliere harmony its joys impart, 
And strife and discord cease. 



2 We on the Level meet, 

Upon the Square we part; 
May Truth, and love, and friendship sweet. 
Pervade each brother's heart. 



3 Here, Lord, before we part. 
Help us to bless thy name; 
Let eveiy tongu.e, and every heart, 
Praise and adore the same. 



206 Royal Arch. Closing. 

1 Companions, we have met 

And passed a peaceful hour; 
These moments may we ne'er forget, 
But hope and pray for more. 

2 Through this, and every night. 

Lord, grant us sweet repose; 
Now aid us, by thy holy light, 
This Royal Ax'ch to close. 



207 



Funeral Hymn. 



Come, brethren of the craft, 
Come shed a tear of grief 

For our beloved friend, bereft 
Of life— a sad relief. 



2 Kind Heaven ! let angels wing 

Tlieir way to earth again. 
And waft a soul — the guest we bring. 
To bliss, e'er to remain. 

3 Let us, the grave behold ! 

And lift our thoughts above; 
And mourn our loss, as yet untold. 
And raise him still in love. 



208 Encampment. Closing. 

Once more, before we part, 
O bless the Saviour's name; 

Let every tongue and every heart 
Praise and adore the same. 



2 Lord, in thy gi'ace we came; 
That blessing still impart; 
We met in Jesus' sacred name. 
In his dear name we part. 



ROYAL ARCH. OPENING. 



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Ir While my Redeemer's near, 
My Shepherd and my guide, 
I bid farewell to every fear; 
My wants are all supplied. 



2 To ever-fragrant meads, 

Where rich abundance gi-ows. 

His gracious hand indulgent leads, 

And guards my sweet repose. 

3 Dear Sh'epherd ! if I stray, 

My wandering feet restore ; 
And guard me with a watchful eye. 
And let me rove no more. 



211 



Closing. 



1 Lord, keep us safe this night. 
Secure from all our fears ; 
May angels guard us while wo sleep, 
Till morning light appears. 



2 Lord, when our days are past. 
And we from time remove. 
Oh m^y we in thy bosom rest, 
The bosom of thy love. 

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212 



Closing. 



Lord, at this closing hour. 

Establish every heart 
Upon thy word of truth and power. 

To keep us when we part. 



2 Peace to our brethren give ; 
Fill all oiir hearts with love ; 
In Faith and Friendship may we live. 
And seek our rest above. 



3 Through changes bright or drear, . 
We would thy will pursue. 
And toil like faithful servants here, 
Till we thy glory vicM'. 



213 



Closing. 



1 Great God ! impart thy power 

To every waiting heart; 
Diffuse around a gracious shower. 
And bless us e'er-wejpart. 

2 Bless all who in this place. 

Have heard with earnest mind; 
Give every brother here the grace. 
The way of life to find. 



54 



OPENING HYMN. 



SHTRLAND. S. M. 

1st. 



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1 Great source of light and love. 

To Thee our songs we raise! 

O ! in thy temple, Lord, above, 

Hear and accept our praise ! 

2 Shine on this festive day, 

Succeed its hoped design. 

And may our Charity display 

A love resembling thine. 

3 May this fraternal band. 

Now Consecrated — blest. 
In Union all distinguished stand. 
In Purity be drest. 

4 May all the sons of peace. 

Their every grace improve ; 
Till discord through the nations cease. 
And all the world be love. 



216 



Opening. 



1 Kind Father! hear our prayer, — 

We bow before thy throne; 

may we find acceptance there. 

And peace before imknown. 

2 Within these walls may Peace 

And Harmony be found ; 
May Faith and Charity increase, 
And Hope and Love abound. 



217 



Closing. 



1 Now, brothers, we must part. 

Where we have met in peace, 

Where hai-mony its joys impart. 

And strife and discord cease. 

2 We on the Level meet, 

Upon the Square we part ; 
May Truth and Love, and Friendship sweet 
Pervade each brother's heart. 

3 Here, Lord, before we part. 

Help us to bless thy name ; 
Let every tongue, and every heart. 
Praise and adore the same. 

218 JRoyal Arch. Closing. 
Thy Name, Almighty Lord, 

Shall sound through distant lands; 
Great is thy power, and sure thy Word; 
Thy Tnith forever stands. 

219 Closing. 

1 Lord, keep us safe this night, 

Secure from all our fears ; 
May angels guard us while we sleep, 
Till morning light appears. 

2 Loi-d, when our days are past, 

And we from time remove, 
Oh may we find in heaven a rest. 
In mansions of thy love. 



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For friendship rivets man to man, 

And makes us all as one. 



Still louder, Fame! thy trumpet blow; 
Let all the distant regions know 

Free-Masonry is this : 
Almighty Wisdom gave it birth. 
And Heaven has fixed it here on earth, 

A type of future bliss ! 



CONTINUED. 



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322 Social Song. 

1 CJonvened we're met my jovial souls, 
Then fill again the flowing bowls, 

Let concord be the toast ; 
With glass in hand, let each agree 
To sing in praise of Masonry, 

What mortal more can boast. 

2 Here dove-eyed peace, celestial maid, 
Stands ready waiting us to aid. 

And guard our mystic door! 
Here's charity, from heaven sent, 
To bring her freeborn sons content. 

And conafort to the poor. 

3 See, in the East efliilgent shine, 
Bright wisdom with his rays divine. 

Hark! hark the solemn sound; 
While thus we live in mutual love. 
We taste what angels do above. 

Here happinesses found. 

4 Tlie fruit of Eden's tree we taste. 

Its balmy joys are our repast, • 

Here freedom cheers the heart ; 
The indigent, opprest with grief, 
Gains from his brother's hand relief, 
Each to his want impart. 

5 The great and good, with us combine 
To trace our mysteries divine. 

And find the pleasing light ; 
With pleasure we pursue the plan,. 
While friendship rivets man to man, 

How pleasing is the. sight. 

6 Till Heaven sends its summons forth, 
From east to west, from south to north. 

Her chosen sons to call ; 
While time runs its continual round, 
Shall fame with golden trumpet sound, 

Masons shall never fall. 



223 



Masonic Ode. 



1 Hail, Mystic Light ! whose holy flame 
Can cheer the weak, the fierce can tame, 

, ' And raise"the trembling soul-! 
Hail, sacred source of human skill! 
Hail, great director of the will! 
Star of the mental pole ! 

2 Hail, Masonry! thou first, thou last. 
Of all the scope by mind embraced; 

Thou teacher, friend, and guide; 
Around thine altar now we stand. 
In union strong, a loving band ; 

Thus will we e'er abide. 



224 Anniversary, or Installation. 

1 AVhen darkness veiled the hopes of man. 
Then light with radiant beams began 

To cheer his clouded way ; 
In gi-aceful form, to soothe his woes, 
The Beauty to his vision rose. 

In bright and gentle ray. 

2 Immortal Order stood confessed, 
From furthest East to distant West, 

In columns just and true; 
The faithful Plumb and Level there, 
Uniting with the fnystic Square, 

The Temple brought to view. 

3 Descending then from heaven. Most High, 
Came Charity with tearful eye 

To dwell Avith feeble man ; 
Hope whispered peace in brighter skies. 
On which a trusting Faith reiies,. 

And earth's best joys began. 

4 Abroad was seen the boon of Heaven, 
Fraternal Love was kindly given. 

And touched each kindred heart; 
The Sons of Light with transport then. 
In kindness to their fellow men, 

Unveiled the Mystic Art. 

5 Let grateful peans loudly raise 
O'er earth's domains, to azure skies. 

As time shall onward move;- 
A brother's joy and we shall be. 
Undying bonds to mark the Free, 

To wake a brother's Love. 



225 



Masonic Song. 



1 Divine Urania, virgin pure ! 
Enthroned in the Olympian bower, 

I here invoke thy lays ! 
Celestial muse ! awake the lyre, 
With heaven-born sweet seraphic fire, 

Free-Masonry to praise. 

2 The stately stritctures that arise, 
And brush the concave of the skies. 

Still ornament thy shrine; 
Th' aspiring dome, those works of ours, 
" The solemn temples — cloud capt towers,'' 

Confess the Art divine. 

3 With Pi-udence all our actions are. 
By Bible, Compass, and by Square, 

In love and truth combined; 
While Justice and Benevolence, 
With Fortitude and Temperance, 

Adorn and gi'ace the mind J 



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On Aaron's sacred head, 

Divinel^^ rich, divinely sweet! 
The oil through all the room 
Diffused a choice perfume. 

Ran through his robes, and blest his feet. 



227 



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1 Oh God ! thy love we praise ; 
How bright its glories blaze ! 

Oh ! may we live and love as one; 
Our doubts and fears depart, 
In each and evcrv heart 

The holy will of God be done. 

2 Thanks, gi-ateful tlianks, we raise, 
To him who crowns our days 

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229 



Installation. 



1 Ye boundless realms of joy, 

Exalt your Maker's fame ; 
His praise your sOng employ 

Above the starry frame ; 
Your voices raise, Ye chei-ubim 
And seraphim. To sing his praise. 

S United zeal be shown, 

His wondrous fame to raise. 
Whose glorious name alone 

Deserves our endless praise. 
Earth's utmost ends, His power obey : 
His glorious sway The sky transcends. 



230 ~ Anniversary. 

1 Give thanks to God most high, 

The universal Lord ; 
The sovereign King of kings : 

And be his grace adored. 
Thy mercy. Lord, Shall still endure. 
And ever sure Abides thy word. 

2 God is our sun and shield. 

Our light, and our defence; 
With gifts his hands are filled; 

We draw our blessings thence : 
He shall bestow On Jacob's race 
PecuUar grace, And glory too. 



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Seraphs, of celestial wing, 
To our funeral altar come, 
Waft om" friend and brother home. 



4 Lord of all below, above. 
Fill our souls with Truth and Love ; 
As dissolves our earthly tie, 
Take us to thy Lodge on high ! 



233 



Closing, on any Degree. 



1 Lord of glory! King of power! 
In this lone and silent hour, 
Bid our feverish passions cease; 
Calm us with thy promised peace. 

2 Sweetly may we all agree. 
In fraternal sympathy; 
Kindly for each other Care ; 
Every Brother do his share. 

3 Sweetly may our spirits move, 
To the harmony of love; 
"VVhcn our wofli of life is past. 
Oh ! receive us all at last. 



233 Knights Templar. Closing. 

1 For a season called to part, 

Let us now ourselves commend. 
To the gracious ej'e and heart 
Of our ever-present friend. 

2 Saviour! hear our humble prayer; 

Tender Shepherd of thy sheep! 
Let thy mercy and thy care 
All our souls in safety keep . 

3 In thy strength may we be strong; 

Sweeten every cross and pain ; 

Grant, that if we live, ere long. 

We may meet in peace again. 

234 Most Excellent Master. 

1 Suppliant, lo ! we humbly bend. 

Father, for thy blessing now ; 
Thou canst tea.cli us, guide, defend; 
We are weak, but mighty thoa 

2 Shed abroad, in every mind. 

Light celestial from above; 
Charity for all our kind. 
Trusting faith and holy 1ot9 



CONTINUED. 



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235 



Opening. 



239 



1 Met in Friendship's kindly name, 

We around our altar stand, 
Owning each religion's claim, 
Bomng'at her strict command. 

2 Here our heartfelt prayers unite, 

For each Brother whom we love. 
Blest with that pure Holy Light, 
Here reflected from above. 



236 



Opening, or Closing. 



1 When the morning paints the skies, 
When the stars of evening rise, 
We thy praises will record, 

. Sovereign Ruler, Mighty Lord. 

2 how blest, how excellent, 

'Tis when heart and tongue consent, 
Grateful heart and joyful tongue, 
Hymning thee in cheerful song. 



237 Closing. 

Lord, to thee our souls would raise 
Grateful, cheerful songs of praise; 
And, when every blessing's flown, 
Love thee for Thyself alone. 



238 



Hymn for Installation. 



1 Unto thee, Great God, belong 
Mystic rites, and sacred song; 
Lowly bending at thy shrine. 
Hail, thou Majesty divine! 

2 Glorious Architect, above, 

Source of Light, and source of Love ; 
Here thy light and love prevail. 
Hail! Almighty Master, hail! 



3 Still to us, God ! dispense 
Thy divine benevolence; 
Teach the tender tear to flow. 
Melting at a brother's woe. 



4 Heavenly Father, grant that we. 
Blest with boundless charity, 
To th' admiring world may prove, 
Happy they who dwell in Love. 



1 Lord! subdue our selfish will; 

Each to each our tempers suit, 
By thy modulating skill. 
Heart to heart, as lute to lute. 

2 Sweetly on our spirits move; 

Gently touch the trembling strings 
Make the harmony of Love 
Music for the King of kings! 



Opening. 



240 



Knights Templar. 



Angels ! roll the rock away ! 
Death ! yield up thy mighty prey ! 
See ! he rises from the tomb. 
Rises with immortal bloom. 



2 'Tis the Saviour — seraphs, raise 
Your triumphant shouts of praise; 
Let the earth's remotest bound, 
Hear the joy-inspiring sound. 

3 Praise him, all ye heavenly choirs. 
Praise, and sweep your golden lyres 
Praise him in the noblest songs. 
Praise him from ten thousand tongues. 



241 



Master Mason. 



1 Hear my prayer. Jehovah, hear! 

Listen to my humble cries : 
See the day of trouble near. 
Heavy on my soul it lies. 

2 Hide not, then, thy gracious face, 

When the storm around me falls . 
Hear me, thou God of grace, 
In the time thy servant calls. 



242 



Moyal Arch. Closing. 



1 Lord, before thy throne we bend, 
Now to thee our eyes ascend : 
Servants to our Master true, 

Lo ! we yield thee homage due. 

2 Low before thee, Lord, we bow, 
We are weak — but mighty thou : 
Sore distressed, yet suppliant still. 
Here we wait thy holy will. 



5 Join, oh Earth; and as j'ou roll. 
East to West, from pole to pole, 
Lift to Him your gi-ateful lays. 
Join the universal praise. 

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1 3 Leave us not beneath the power 
Of temptation's darkest hour; 
Heavenly Father, yet be nigh. 
Lord of Ufe and victory! 



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344 



Royal Arch. 



1 Joy ! the sacred Law is found, 

Now the temple stands complete. 
Gladly let us gather round, 
Where the PontifF holds his seat. 



2 Joy ! the secret vault is found ; 
Full the sunbeam falls within. 
Pointing darkly under ground 
To the treasure we would win. 



3 This shall be the comer stone, 
Which the builders thi-ew away, 
But was found the only one 
Fitted for the arch's stay. 



245 



Closing. 



1 Brothers, ere to-night we part. 
Join each voice and every heart; 
Grateful songs to God we'll raise. 
Hymning forth our songs of praise. 

2 Brothers, we may meet no more. 
Yet there is a happier shore; 
Where, released from toil and pain, 
Brothers, we shall meet again. 



246 



Opening. 



1 Lord, we come before thee now; 
At thy feet we humbly bow; 

Fill our hearts with thy rich grace; 
Tune our lips to sing thy praise. 

2 Comfort those Avho weep and mourn; 
Let the time of joy retui-n; 

Those who are cast down, lift up : 
Make them strong in Faith and Hope. 

3 Grant that all may seek and find 
Thee, a God supremely kind : 
Heal the sick, the captive free. 
Let us aU rejoice in thee. 



247 Closing. — g. w. chase. 

1 Heavenly Parent ! ere we part, " 
Send thy blessing to each heart; 
Make us loving, true, and kind ; 
Make us one in heart and mind. 



2 May we for each other care ; 
Each his Brother's burden bear: 
Fill our souls with Love divine; 
Keep us. Lord, forever thine. 



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The Sun by day. the Moon by night; 
And the stars that gild the sky, 
Blazon forth thy praise on high. 

4 Join, oh Earth ; and as you roll 
From East to West, from pole to pole, 
Lift to Him your gi-ateful lays, 

Join the universal praise. 

5 Still to us, oh God, dispense 
Thy divine benevolence ; 
Teach the tender tear to flow, 
Melting at a Brother's woe. 



249 



Opening, or Closing. 



1 Softly now the light of day 
Fades upon our sight away; 
Free from cai-e, from lalior free. 
Lord, we would commune with thee. 

2 Soon for us the lighfe of day 
Sliall forever pass away; 
Then, from care and sorrow free, 
Take us, Lord, to dwell with thee. 



250 Hymn for Dedication. 
1 Lord, what offering shall we bring 

At thine Altar, when we bow; 
Hearts, the pure unsullied spring, 

Whence the kind affections flow* 



2 Willing hands to lead the blind. 

Bind the wound, or feed the poor; 
Love, embracing all mankind. 
Charity, withliberal store. 



3 Teach us, oh thou heavenly King, 
Thus to show our grateful mind; 
Thus th' accepted offering bring, — 
Love to Thee and all mankind. 



251 



Closing. 



1 When shall we all meet again? 
Where shall we all meet again ? 
When the dreams of life are fled, 
\V hen its wasted lamps are dead : 

2 When in cold oblivion's shade, 
Beauty, wealth, and fame are laid, 
Where immortal spirits reign, 
There may we all meet again. 



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Opening. 



1 Softly fades the twilight ray 
Of another closing day; 
Gently as life's setting sun, 
When the Christian's course is run. 

2 Night her solemn mantle spreads 
O'er the earth, as daylight fades; 
All things tell of calm repose. 
Like the holy Sabbath's close. 

3 Peace is on the world abroad; 
'Tis the holy peace of God, — 
Symbol of the peace within. 
When the spirit rests from sin. 



254 



Opening. 



1 Suppliant, lo ! we humbly bend, 

Father, for thy blessing now : 
Thou canst teach us, guide, defend ; 
We are weak, but mighty thou. 

2 Shed abroad, in every mind. 

Light celestial from above; 
Charity for all our kind, 
Trusting faith and holy love. 



255 Opening, or Closing. 

1 Holy Spirit, from on high. 
Bend o er us a pitying eye; 
Life and peace to us impart ; 
DwelJ thyself in every heart. 

2 May we constant grow in grace, 
And with vigor rim the race. 
Trained in wisdom, led by love, 
TiU we reach our rest above. 



256 Opening. 

1 Holy Lord, lend now thine ear, 

While our grateful song we raise; 
May devotion, pure, sincere, 
Slingle with om* notes of praise. 

2 Help us at this sacred hour; 

Send the cares of earth away; 
ISIay we feel thy Spirit's power 
While we chant om* solemn lay. 

3 Fill our hearts withJioly fear. 

While we feel thy presence nigh ; 
Let contrition's gentle tear 
Moisten every brother's eye. 



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1 Father j gloiy be to thee, 
Source of all the good we see; 
Glory for the blessed light, 
Rising on the ancient night ; 
Glory for the hopes that come. 
Streaming through the dreary tomb, 
Glory for the counsel given. 
Guiding us in peace to heaven. 

2 Holy, holy, holy Lord ! 

Be thy glorious name adored; 
Lord! thy mercies neverfail; 
Hail ! celestial goodness, hail ! 
While on earth ordained to stay, 
Guide our footsteps in thy way; 
Then on high we'll joyful raise 
Songs of everlasting praise. 

259 Closing. 

' Thou fi-om whom we never part. 
Thou whose love is everywhere, 
Thou who secst every heart. 

Listen to our evening prayer. 
Heavenly Father, through the night 

Keep us safe from every ill; 
Cheerful, at the morning light. 
May we wake to do thy will. 
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260 Hymn, For Various Occe^t'jus 

Father of the human race. 

Wise, beneficent, and kind,- 
Spread o'er nature's ample (ace, 

Flows thy goodness uuconQiied: 
Musing in the silent grjve. 

Or the busy walks of men, 
Still we trace thy wondrous love, 

Claiming large returns again. 



2 Lord, what offerings shall we bring 

At thine altars, when we bow? 
Hearts, the pure unsullied-spring 

Whence the kind affections flow; 
Soft compassion's feeling soul. 

By the melting eye expressed; 
Sj'mpathy, at whose control 

Sorrow leaves the wounded breast • 



3 Willing hands to lead the blind, 

Heal the wounded, feed the poor; 
Love, embracing all our kind; 

Charity, with liberal store : 
Teach us, thou heavenly King, 

Thus to show our gi-ateful mind, 
Thus th' accepted offering bring, — 

Love to thee and all mankind. 



66 



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Funeral Hymn. 



1 Cease, ye mourners ; cease to languish 

O'er the' gi-aves of those ye love ; 
Pain and death, and night and anguish, 

Enter not the world above. 
While in darkness ye are straying, 

Lonely in the deep'ning shade. 
Glory's brightest beams are playing 

Round th' Immortal spirit's head. 

2 Cease, ye mourners ; cease to languish 

O'er the graves of those ye love; 
Far removed from pain and anguish. 

They are chanting hymns above. 
Light and gi-ace at once deriving 

From the hand of Grod on high, 
In His glorious presence sliTning, 

They shall never, never die. 



263 



Closing. 



Lord, may angels watch above us. 

Keep us all from error free ; 
- May they guard, and guide, and love us. 

Till from earth we be set ft-ee. 
May our footsteps never falter 

In the path the good have trod; 
May we worship at the altar 

Of the great and Uving God. 



264 



Encampment. 



1 Gently, Lord ! Oh ! gently lead us. 

Through this pilgrimage of tears ; 
Through the changes thou'st decreed us. 

Till our last great change appears : 
When temptation's darts assail us. 

When in devious paths we stray, . 
Let thy goodness never fail us, 

Lead us in thy perfect way. 

2 In the hour of pain and anguish. 

In the hour when death draws near. 
Suffer not our hearts to languish. 

Suffer not our souls to fear; 
And, when mortal life is ended. 

Bid us on thy bosom rest. 
Till, by angel bands attended. 

We awake among the blest. 



265 



Closing. 



Now, in gratitude abounding, 

Maj' our hearts find sweet employ; 
Every tuneful chord resounding 

With the notes of gi-ateful joy: 
May the tear of hiiman sorrow 

Still through skies of mercy fall; 
Grant, oh Falher, that the morrow 

May to fresh rejoicing call. 



CLOSING. 



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Fellow Craft. Work. 



1 Brothers, faithful and deserving, 

Now the second rank you fill. 
Purchased by your faultless serving, 
Leading to a higher still. 

2 Thus from rank to rank ascending, 

Mounts the Mason's path of love; 
Bright its earthly course, and ending 
In the glorious Lodge above. 



268 



Opening. 



1 Here all worldly cares forgetting. 

Every stormy passion stilled, 
Angels bless us with their presence, 
And our souls with peace are filled. 

2 Vainly break life's bitter surges 

'Gainst the walls that gird us in; 
Only in the faintest murmurs, 
Comes to us their angry din. 

3 Here, while heart to heart respondeth. 

Through the pulse's rhythmic beat. 
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Closing. 



1 Now we part! what sad emotion 

Fills each Brother's kindly heart, 
As amid the world's commotion 
Each retires to take a part. 

2 Let us, round this sacred altar, 

All our solemn vows renew; 
Never waver, never falter. 
Each be steadfast, firm, and true. 



270 



Charity. 



1 Meek and lowly, pure and holy. 

Chief among the blessed three. 
Turning sadness into gladness. 
Heaven-born art thou. Charity ! 

2 Hoping ever, failing never. 

Though deceived, believing still; 
Long abiding, all confiding 
To thy Heavenly Father s will. 

3 Never weary of well doing. 

Never fearful of the end; 
Claiming all mankind as Brothers, 
Thou dost all alike befriend. 



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Kendering, as we homeward tread, 
Gracious service to the living, 
Tranquil mem'ry to the dead. 

S Part in peace! such are the praises 
God, our Maker, loveth best ; 
Such the worship that upraises 
Human hearts to heavenly rest. 



273 Encampment. Opening, or Closing. 

1 Guide me, thou great Jehovah ! 

Pilgi-im through this barren land : 
I am weak, but thou art mighty — 
Hold me in thy powerful hand. 

2 Open now the crystal fountain. 

Whence the healing streams do flow : 
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar, 
Lead me all my journey through. 

3 Feed me with the heavenly manna, 

In this barren wilderness ; 
Be my sword, and shield, and banner; 
Be my robe of righteousness. 



4 When I tread the verge of Jordan, 
Bid my anxious fears subside; 
O'er its troubled waters bear me; 
Land me safe on Canaan's side. 



273 



Closing. 



1 Lo ! the day of rest declineth, 

Gather fast the shades of night; 
Yet the sun, that ever shineth, 
FiUs our souls with heavenly light. 

2 While, thine ear of -love addressing. 

Thus om* parting hymn we sing, 

Father, with thine evening blessing. 

Rest we safe beneath thy wing. 

274 Closing. 

1 Part in peace ! with deep thanksgiving, 

Ecndering, as we homeward tread. 
Gracious service to the living, 
Tranquil memory to the dead. 

2 Part in peace ! such are the pi-aises 

God, our Maker, loveth best; 
Such the worship that upraises 
Human hearts to heavenly rest. 



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Closing. 



1 Soon we part — let kind affection 

Be In all our acts displayed ; 
Show by Avord, and deed, and action, 
Truth, and love, and friendly aid. 

2 Soon will our Grand Master call us 

From this present bond of love; 
And, if worthy, will install us 
In the great Grand Lodge above. 

3 Let us then, in bonds fraternal, 

Ever, ever onward move; 
Let our ties be the eternal 
Chain of Brotherhood and Love. 



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The Kindred Few. 



1 If misfortune should o'ertake us, 

May we find a home with those 
Who may chide but not forsake us. 
Who will soothe our wants aad woes. 

2 Cast our lots with those who love us, 

Whose hearts tested,- still prove true; 
Oh, may angel forms above us 
Ever guard the kiudred few. 



278 



Closing. 



i Father, hear the prayer we offer; 

Not alone for peace we cry, 

But for grace, that we may ever 

Live our lives courageously. 

2 KTot -within the fresh, gi-een pastures. 

Will we ask that we may lie; 
But the steep and rugged pathway 
That we tread rejoicingly. 

3 Be our strength in every weakness, 

In our doubt be thou our guide; 
Through each peril, through each danger. 
Draw us nearer to thy side. 



379 



Closing. 



1 Lo ! the day of rest declineth, 

Gather fast the shades of night; 
Yet the sun, that ever shineth, 
Fills our souls with heaverdy light. 

2 While, thine ear of love addressing. 

Thus our parting hymn we sing, 

Father, with thine evening blessing, 

Eest we safe beneath thy wing. 



70 



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281 



Closing Hymn. 



1 Now our festive joj'S are euding, 

And we ali again must part ; 
Ere we go, our voices blending, 

Give the tribute of tlie heart : 
Offer thanljs, with gi-ateful feeling, 

For our Father's love and gi-ace. 
For the truths, lilie plants of healing, 

For the wounds of all our race. 

2 Let us each, the lessons heeding 

Of this holy festal time. 
Strive by earnest prayer and reading, 

To possess the Truth sublime ; — 
Truth, that kindles like the shining 

Of the stars when eve sets in; 
Truth far better for divining 

Than the rods and charts of men. 

3 Now farewell! but ere retreating, 

Let us here, in union strong. 
Vow we mil not live defeating 

All that prompts to turn from wrong; 
Then at last, on high ascending. 

Shall our anthems joyous rise; 
With angelic voices blending 

Far above yon azure skies. 



283 



Opening. 



1 "When the light of day is winging. 

To this place we oft repair; 
Here we all unite in singing, 

Here devoutly join in prayer: 
Wliile in harmony our voices 

Are ascending to our God, 
Every grateful heart rejoices 

Thus to spread his praise abroad. 



2 In the duties now before us. 

Let us faithfully engage ; 
May the light of "Truth shine o'er us, 

Brightly from the sacred page : 
Father ! thus in pure devotion, 

Every thought inspired by love. 
Gratitude in each emotion. 

Would we lift our souls above. 



283 



Closing. 



Lo! the day at last declineth, 

Gather fast the shades of night; 
Yet the sun that ever shineth 

Fills our souls with heavenly light. 
While, thine ear of love addressing, 

Thus our parting hymn we sing, 
Father, with thine evening bleSsing, 

Best we safe beneath thy wing. 



384 



Opening. 



1 Heavenly Father, gently bless us, 

Lead our every thought above; 
Let no earthly care oppress us, 

]\Iay we all be filled with love. 
Let no jarring thought divide us, 

Sweetest harmony be ours; 
Wisdom's richest feast provide us. 

As we pass these happy hours. 

2 Father! hear the prayer we offer; ., 

For repose we do not cry. 
But for grace, that we may ever 

Live our lives courageously. 
Be our strength in every weakness, 

In our doubt be thou our guide; 
, Through each peril, through each danger. 

Draw us nearer to thy side. 



285 Funeral Hymn. 

1 Cease, ye mourners ; cease to languish. 

O'er the gi-aves of those you love; 
Pain, and night, and death, and angfiiish. 

Enter not the world above. 
While in darkness ye are straying, 

Lonely in the deepening shade. 
Glory's brightest beanis are playing 

Round til' immortal spirit s head. 

2 Cease, ye moui-ners ; cease to languish 

O'er the graves of those you love; 
Far removed from pain and anguish. 

They are chanting hymns above. 
Light and grace at once deriving. 

From the land of God on high. 
In His glorious presence shining, 

They shall never, never die. 



286 Royal Arch. Closing. , 

1 Humbly at thine altar kneeling. 

Hear us, Father, hear, we pray; 
Thou whose e.ye doth watch us sleeping. 

Safely keep us through life's day. 
Guide us, Heavenly Father, guide us ; 

Cleanse our thoughts from every stain; 
Let the grace of thy pure spirit 

Be our soul's delight and aim. 



2 When our day of life is over. 

May we dwell ■\vith Thee above ; 
May we join with seraph's hymning 

Praise to thee — thou God of Love. 
There, with angel harps and voices, 

May we swell the ceaseless song. 
Ever happy, ever holy. 

Thou our God, and Heaven our home. 



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Thy sins are all forgiven ; 
And saints in light have welcomed thee 

To share the joys of heaven. 



Brother, thou art gone to rest; 

And this shall be our prayer, — 
That when we reach our journey's end. 

Thy glory we may share. 



238 Charity. 

" Then constant Faith and holy Hope shall 
die. 

One lost in certainty, and one in joy; 

Whilst thou, more happy power, fair Char- 
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Triumphant sister, greatest of the three. 

Thy office and thy nature still the same. 

Lasting thy lamp, and unconsumed thy 
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Shalt stand before the host of heaven con- 
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Forever blessing, and forever blessed." 

289 Closing. — G. w. chase. 

Brothers, as we part this night. 

May each devoutly pray, — 
"We all, ^ong the " Sons" of Light," 

May meet in endless day. 



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ilfarfc Master. 



1 Mark Masters all appear; 
Before the Chief erseer. 

In concert move ; 
Let him your work inspect. 
For the Chief Architect ; 
If there be no defect, 

He will approve. 



2 You who have passed the square, 
For your reward prepare ; 

Join heart and hand ; 
Each with his mark in view, 
March with the just and true. 
Wages to you are due, 

At your command. 



8 Hiram, the widow's son, 
Sent unto Solomon, 

Our great keystone; 
On it appears the name, 
Which raises high the fame 
Of all to whom the same 
Is truly known. 



4 Now to the westward move. 
Where, full of strength and love, 

Hiram doth stand; 
But if imposters are 
Mixed with the worthy there. 
Caution them to beware 

Of the right hand. 

Ceremonies. 

5 Now to the praise of those 
Who triumphed o'er the foes 

Of Masons' art : 
To the praiseworthy three. 
Who founded this degree; 
May all their virtues be 

Deep in our hearts. 



293 



Closing. 



God of our Fathers, hear. 
And to our cry be near, 

Jehovah, God! 
While we before thee bow. 
Forgive in mercy now. 
Thy servants here, Thou 

Eternal God. 



CONTINUED. 



75 



294 



KnigMs Templar, 



1 God bless the worthy hand, 
Who grace this happy land 

With valiant Knights; 
May the united Tliree 
Of the hle^t Trinity, 
Cement the Unity 

Of all great lights. 

2 No Turk or Jew we'll fight, 
But in Religion's right 

We'll breathe our last; 
Entered, passed, raised, and arched, 
And then like princes marched. 
And though with rigor searched, 

Glorious we've passed. 

3 Then Knights, clasp hand in hand; 
In one united band 

We circle round ; 
May we e'er live in love; 
May none unfaithful prove; 
And finally, above 

May all be found. 



295 



Anniversary Ode. 



1 E'er this vast world was made, 
Or its foimdation laid. 

Our Art begTin ; 
Gherub and Cherubim, 
Seraph and Seraphim, 
Joined in one glorious hymn 

Before the throne. 

2 God their Grand Master was ; 
Fixed their unerring laws; 

By his decree : 
Faith, Hope, and Charity, 
Friendship, and Unity, 
Truth, Love, and Secrecy, 

All laws divine. 

3 Oh may our constant theme, 

To Heaven's Great King, Supreme! 

Be grat-eful Love : 
May we whene'er we meet, ^ 
■ Chant Hallelujah's sweet, . \ Three 
And three times three repeat 1 times. 
Jehovah's praise. ^ 



296 



Closing. 



When our last labor's o'er. 
And scenes of life no more 

Charm our frail sight ; 
Then, in God's holy care, 
May each protection share, 
BUss find unending there, 

In perfect light. 



297 Installation, or Dedication. 

1 Thou! who art God alone, 
Accept before thy throne 

Our fervent prayer! 
To fill with light and grace. 
This house, thy dwelling-place, 
And bless thy chosen race, 

God ! draw near. 

2 As through the universe. 
All nature's works diverse. 

Thy praise accord; 
Let Faith upon us shine. 
And Charity combine. 
With Hope, to make us thine, 

Jehovah, Lord. 

3 Spirit of Truth and Love, 
Descending from above. 

Our hearts inflame, 
Till Masonry's control 
Shall build in one the whol^ 
A Temple of the soul 

To th}^ great name. 

298 Laying Foundation Stone, 

1 Let Masons' fame resound 
Through all the nations round. 

From pole to pole : 
See what felicity, 
Harmless simplicity, 
Like electricity, 

Euns through the whole. 

2 When in the Lodge we're met. 
And in due order set, 

Happy are we : 
Faith, Hope, and Charity, 
Love and Sincerity, 
Friendship and Unity, 

Are ever free. 

3 Long may our Craft be free. 
And may they ever be 

Great, as of yore : > 

For manj^ ages past 
Masonry has stood fast, 
And may its glory la'St 

Till time's no more. 



299 



Doxology. 



To God — the Father, Son, 
And Spirit — three in one. 

All praise be given ! 
Crown him in every song; 
To him your hearts belong; 
Let all his praise prolong — 

On earth — in heaven. 



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liaise ye the Lord. 

3 Almighty power, supreme, 
Send down thy brightest beam 

To every heart; 
Illume us with thy grace. 
Show us thy glorious face, 
And Heaven's own'righteousness 
To each impart. 



301 



Closing. 



To Him who rales on high, — 
Whose love is ever nigh, — 

All praise be given; 
Let every heart adore. 
Till on that blissful shore 
We sing forevermore 

Secure in heaven. 



302 



Encampment. 



1 Thou whose Almighty Word 
Chaos and dai'kness heard. 

And took their tlight — 
Hear us, we humbly pray. 
And where the gospel day 
Sheds not its g?oriou5 ray. 

Let there be light. 



2 Thou who didst come to bring; 
On thy redeeming wing, 

Healing and sight, — 
Health to the sick in mind. 
Sight to the inly blind, — 
Oh ! now to all mankind 

Let there be light. 



3 Spirit of truth and love. 
Life-giving, holy Dove, 

Speed forth thy flight ; 
Move on the water's face. 
Bearing the lamp of grace; 
And, in earth's darkest plaoQ^ 

Let there be light. 



CONTINUED. 



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303 



Past Master. 



1 Come, and with generous will, 
Past Master, bring your skill 

Our work to prove ; 
Calm each invading storm. 
Each erring thought reform, 
With Truth each bosom warm. 

Inspired by love. 

2 Firm as our columns stand, 
Be each approved command. 

Where Brothers dwell ; 
Let notes of gladness roll 
Over each trusting soul; 
Far as from pole to pole 

Let anthems swell. 



304 



Invocation. 



1 Let there be light! said God; 
And o'er the blooming sod 

Broke forth the Morn I 
Glad nature smiled in mirth, 
While beauty filled the earth, 

And flowers were born ! 



2 Let there be light within ; 
Then darkness, woe, and sin. 

Your night is riven : 
Then in pale sorrow's eye. 
The starting tear shall dry; 

speed it, Heaven. 



305 



Knights Templar. 



1 The laws of Christian light, 
These are our weapons bright. 

Our mighty shield; 
Christ is our leader high. 
And the broad plains which lie 
Beneath the blessed sky 

Our battle-field. 

2 On, then, in God's great name; 
Let each pure spirit's flame 

Burn bright and clear: 
Stand firmly in your lot. 
Cry ye aloud, " Doubt not " ! 
Be every fear fOrgot; 

Christ leads us here. 

3 So shall earth's distant lands. 
In happy, holy bands, 

One brotherhood. 
Together rise and sing. 
And joyful offerings bring, 
And heaven's eternal King 

Pronounce it good. 

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306 



Closing, 



When our last labor's o'er, 
And scenes of hfe no more 

Charm our frail sight ; 
Then, in God's holy care, 
May each protection share, 
Bliss find unending there. 

In perfect light. 

307 Invocation. Encampment, 

1 Come, thou incarnate Word, 
Come, thou our glorious Lord, 

Our prayer attend; 
Come, and thy servants bless. 
Come, give thy cause success ; 
Spirit of holiness. 

On us descend. 

2 Come, holy Comforter, 
Thy sacred witness bear, 

In this glad haur : 
Thou who Almighty art, 
Now rule in every heart. 
And ne'er from us depart. 

Spirit of power. 

3 To Thee, great One in Three, 
The highest praises be, 

Hence evermore ; 
Thy sovereign majesty 
May we in glory see. 
And to e^ternity 

Love and adore. 

308 Anniversary, or Installation, 

1 Praise ye Jehovah's Name; 
Praise through his courts proclaim; 

Rise and adore ; 
High o'er the heavens above, 
Sound his great acts of love : 
While his rich gi-ace we prove, 

Vast as his power. 

2 Now let our voices raise 
Triumphant sounds of praise. 

Wide as his fame; 
There let the harps be found. 
Organs with solemn sound. 
Roll your deep notes around— 

Filled with his name. 

3 While his high praise ye sing. 
Strike every sounding string; 

Sweet the accord! 
He vital breath bestows — 
Let every breath that flows. 
His noblest fame disclose : 

Praise ye the Lord. 



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Invocation. 



1 Hail, universal Lord ! 

By Heaven and earth adored, 

All hail, great God ! 
From heaven, thy dwelling-place. 
Send down thy saving grace • 
Kemember now our race^ 

Lord, our God. 

2 God of our Fathers, hear, 
And to our cry be near, 

Jehovah, God! 
The heaven's eternal bow; 
Forgive in mercy now. 
Thy suppliants here, thou 

Jehovah, God. 

3 To thee onr heai-ts now draw. 
On them write Thou thy law. 

Our Father, God! 
When in this lodge we're met. 
And at thine altar set, 
O, d® not us forget. 

Our Father, God. 



311 Encampment. li^allalion. 

1 Glory to God on high! 
Let earth and skies reply, 

Praise ye his name ! 
His love and grage adore. 
Who all our son-ows bore. 
Sing ye foreverraore. 

Worthy the Lamb! 

2 Join, all ye ransomed race. 
Our Saviour, God, to bless; 

Praise ye his name ! 
To him our songs we bring, 
Hail him our gracious King, 
And, without ceasing, sing 

Worthy the Lamb! 



Hail! Sovereign Prince of Peace ! 
And may we never cease 

Praising his name; 
To him our songs we bring. 
Hail him our gracious King, 
And, without ceasing, sing 

Worthy the Lamb! 



CONTINUED. 



312 Installation Ode. 

1 Hail ! Masonry divine ! 
Glory of ages shine, 
Long may'st thou reign ; 
Where'er thy lodges stand, 
May they have great command, 
And always grace the landj 
Thou Art divine! 

2 Great fabrics still arise, 
And grace the azure skies. 
Great are thy schemes : 
Thy noble orders are 
Matchless beyond compare, 
No art with thee can share; 
Thou art divine ! 

3 Hiram, the Architect, 
Did all the Craft direct 
How they should build ; 
Sol'mon, great Israel's king. 
Did mighty blessings bring. 
And left us room to sing. 
Hail ! royal Art ! 

313 Most Excellent Master. Opening. 

1 See from the Orient rise, 
Bright beams to bless our eyes. 

All hearts to cheer; 

" Let all vfith. one consent. 

Impelled by true intent. 

Become Most Excellent, 

In love sincere. 

2 Bring songs of joyous sound; 
Bring holy thoughts profound; 

With hearts sincere : 
' Long be the Cap-stone found 
Grateful to all around. 
And notes of joy resound 
In accents clear. 

314 Pjfst Master. 

1 Come, and -with 'generous will. 
Past Master, bring your skill 

Our work to prove ; 
Calm each invading storm, 
Each en-ing thought reform, 
With Truth each bosom warm. 

Inspired by love. 

2 Tirm as our columns stand. 
Be each approved command, 

Where Brothers dwell; 
Let notes of gladness roll 
Over each trusting soul ; 
Far as from pole to pole 

Let anthems swell. 



315 Closing. 
Spirit of Truth and Love, 
Descending from above, 

Our hearts inflame. 
Till Masonry's control 
Shall build in one the whole, 
A Temple of the soul 

To thy gi-eat Name. 

316 Installation, or Anniversary Ode. 

BY S. D. W. BKOWN. 

1 Hail ! brother Masons, hail ! 
Let friendship long prevail. 

And bind us fast ; 
May harmony and peace 
Our happiness increase. 
And friendship never cease. 

While life doth last. 

2 Sincerity and love. 
Descendants from above. 

Our minds employ ; 
Morality our pride. 
And truth our constant guide, 
With us are close allied. 

And form our joy. 

3 We on the level meet, 
And every brother greet, 

Skilled in our art ; 
And when our labor's past, 
Each brother's hand we'll grasp. 
Then on the square at last, 

Frienctly we'll part. 

4 May Wisdom be our care, 
And Virtue form the square 

By which we live; 
That we at last may join 
The Heavenly Lodge sublime. 
Where we shall perfect shine 

With God above. 

317 God Bless our Native Land. 

1 God bless our native land ! 
Firm maj^ she ever stand. 

Through storm and night ; 
'When the wild tempests rave, 
Euler of wind and wave, 
Do thou our country save, 

By thy great might. 

2 For her our prayer shall rise 
To God above the skies; 

On him we wait; 
Thou who hast heard each sigh. 
Watching each weeping eye. 
Be thou forever nigh ; — 

God save the State ! 



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1 All hail to the morning that bids us rejoice; 
The temple's completed, exalt high each voice: 
The capstone is finished, our labor is o'er; 
The sound of the gavol shall hail us no more. 

2 To the power Almighty, who ever has guided 
The tribes of old Israel, exalting their fame; 

To him who hath governed our hearts undivided, 
Let's send forth our voices to praise his great name. 

3 Companions assemble on this joyful day, 
Th' occasion is glorious, the keystone to lay; 
FultiUed is the promise, by the Ancient of Days, 

To bring forth the capstone, mth shouting and praise. 

Ceremonies. '• 

4 There's no more occasion for level or plumbline, 
For trowel or gavel, for compass or square; 
Our works are completed, the ark safely seated. 
And we shall be greeted as workmen most rare. 

5 Now those that are worthy, our toils who have shared, 
And proved themselves faithful, shall meet their reward. 
Their virtue and knowledge, industry and skill. 

Have our approbation, have gained our good will. 

6 We accept and receive them. Most Excellent Masters, 
Invested with honors, and power to preside. 
Among worthy craftsmen, wherever assembled. 

The knowledge of Masons to spread far and wide. 

Ceremonies. 

7 Almighty Jehovah, descend now and fill 

This Lodge with thy glory, our hearts with good 'will: 

Preside at our meetings, assist us to find 

True pleasure in teaching good will to mankind. 

8 Thy wisdom inspired the great institution. 
Thy strength shall support it till nature expire ; 
And when the creation shall fall into ruin, 

Its beauty shall rise through the midst of the fire. 



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3 Companions assemble on this joyful day, 
Th' occasion is glorious, the keystone to lay; 
Fulfilled is the promise, by the Ancient of Days, 

To bring forth the capstone, with shouting and praise. 

Ceremonies. 

4 There's no more occasion for level or plumbline. 
For trowel or gavel, for compass or square; 
Our works are completed, the ark safely seated. 
And we shall be gi-eeted as workmen most rare* 

5 Now those that are worthy, our toils who have shared. 
And proved themselves faithful, shall meet their reward. 
Their virtue and knowledge, industry and skill. 

Have our approbation, have gained our good vidll. 

6 We accept and receiA'-e them. Most Excellent Masters, 
Invested with honors, and power to preside, 
Among worthy craftsmen, wherever assembled. 

The knowledge of Masons to spread far and wide. 

Ceremonies. 

7 Almighty Jehovah, descend now and fill 

This Lodge with thy glory, our hearts with good will: 

Preside at our meetings, assist us to find 

True pleasure in teaching good will to mankind. 

8 Thy wisdom inspired the gi-eat institution. 
Thy strength shall support it till nature expire; 
And when the creation shall fall into ruin, 

Its beauty shall rise through the midst of the fire. 

330 Masonic Song. 

1 When the sun from the East salutes mortal eyes. 
And the sky-lark melodiously bids us arise; 
With our hearts full of joy we the summons obey. 
And haste to our work at the dawn of the day. 

2 On the Trestle our Master draws angles and lines, 
There with freedom and fervency forms his designs; 
Not a picture on earth is so lovely to view. 

All his hues are so perfect, his angles so trae. 

3 In the West see the Wardens submissively stand, 
The Master to aid, and obey his command; 

The intent of his signal we perfectly know. 

And we ne'er take otfence when he gives us a blow. 

4 In the Lodge, sloth and dullness we always avoid; 
Fellow-Crafts and Apprentices all are employed : 
Perfect ashlers some furnish, some make the rough plain. 

All are pleased with their work, and are pleased with their gain. 

3581 Opening, or Work. 

Come, Craftsmen, assembled our pleasure to share. 
Who walk by the plumb, and who work by the square: 
While traveUng in Love, on the Level of Time, 
Sweet Hope shall light on to a far better clime 



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3 Companions assemble on this joyful day; 
Th' occasion is glorious, the keystone to lay : 
Fulfilled is the promise, by the Ancient of Days, 

To bring forth the capstone, with shouting and praise. 
Ceremonies. 

4 There's no more occasion for level or plumbline. 
For trowel or gavel, for compass or square; 
Our works are completed, the ark safely seated. 
And we shall be greeted as workmen most rare. 

5 Now those that are worthy, our toils who have shared. 
And proved themselves faithful, shall meet their reward. 
Their virtue and knowledge, industry and skill, 

Have our approbation, have gained our good will. 

6 We accept and receive them. Most Excellent Masters, 
Invested with honors, and power to preside, 
Among worthy Craftsmen, wherever assembled, 
The knowledge of Masons to spread far and wide. 

7 Almighty Jehovah, descend now and fill 

This Lodge with thy glory, our hearts with good .will: 

Preside at our meetings, assist us to find 

True pleasure in teaching good will to mankind. 

8 Thy wisdom inspired the great institution. 
Thy strength shall support it till nature expire; 
And when the creation shall fall into ruin. 

Its beauty shall rise through the midst of the fire. 

323 Installation Ode. 

1 Behold! in the East our new Master appear. 

Come, brothers, we'll greet him with hearts all sincere; 
We'll serve him with freedom, with fervor and zeal, 
'^ And aid him his duties and trust to' fulfil. 

2 In the West, see the Warden, with Level in hand, 
The Master to aid, and obey his command; 
We'll aid him with freedom, with fervor and zeal. 
And help him his duties and trust to fulfil. 

3 In the South, see the Warden by Plumb stand upright. 
Who watches the sun, and takes note of his flight. 
We'll aid him with freedom, with fervor and zeal. 
And help him his duties and trust to fulfil. 

324 Faith, Hope, and Charity. 

Faith. 

1 There's a vision once seen never passeth from sight. 
For it fixeth the eye, fills the soul with delight; 

It clears all obstructions, admits of no shade, 
Is a light to the mind — is a beam not to fade. 
Hope. 

2 There's a glow so seraphic, to gladden the earth. 
We feel, while it lingers, its heavenly birth ; 

It blesses and cheers, soothes and comforts the world. 
Embracing the globe, with its bright folds unfurled. 
Charity. 

3 There's a joy so absorbing, a rapture so calm. 

It lives while there's impulse the heart's blood to warm 
Nor quenched till the spirit shall part from the clay. 
It illumes with its glory life's di-eariest day. 

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CONTINUED. 87. 

826 Fellow Craft. Work. 

1 Come, Craftsmen, assembled onv pleasure to share, 
Who walk by the Plumb, and who work by the Square; 
While traveling in love, on the Level of time. 
Sweet Hope shall light on to a far better clime. 
' 2 We'll seek in our labors the Spirit Divine, 
Our temple to bless, and our hearts to refine; 

And thus to our altar a tribute we'll bring, * 

While, joined in true Friendship, our anthem we sing. 
3 See Order and Beauty rise gently to view, 
. Each brother a column, so perfect and true! 
When Order shall cease, and when temples decay, 
May each, fairer columns, immortal survey. 

337 Masonic Song. 

1 Oh ! think not that life is the time for repose, 
For the spirit to slumber, the eyelids to close; 
Its hour is of actions, for heart and for hand, 
No idle delay shall our progress withstand. 
"• 2 True joy will be found as the soul struggles on. 

And life's wreath of glory unfading be won; 
And wisdom shall shed o'er the spirit a ray, 
Where beauty and freshness shall ne'er fade away. 

328 Closing. 

1 Farewell, till again we shall welcome the time 

Which brings us once more to our fame-cherished shrine; 
And though from each other we distant ma}^ roam. 
Again may all meet in this, our dear loved home : 

Home, home, sweet, sweet home. 
May every dear brother find joy and peace at home. 

2 And when our last parting on earth shall draw nigh, 
^ And we shall be called to the Grand Lodge on high, 

May each be prepared, when the summons shall come. 
To meet our Grand Master in heaven our home : 

Home, home, sweet, sweet home, 
May every dear brother in Heaven find a home. 

329 The Mason's Home. 

1 Should the chances of life ever tempt me to roam, 
In a Lodge of Freemasons I'll still find a home; 

There the sweet smile of Friendship still welcomes each guest, 
And Brotherly Love gives that welcome a zest. 

2 When absent from Lodge, pleasure tempts me in vain; 
I sigh for the moments of meeting again ; 

F'or Friendship and Harmony truly are there. 
Where we meet on the level, and part on the square. 

3 Thei-e the soul-binding Union surely is known, 
Which unites both the peasant and king on the throne, 
There the rich and the poor on the level do meet. 
And, as brothers, each other most cordially greet. 

4 On the quicksands of life should a brother be thrown. 
It is then that the friendship of brothers is known; 
For the heart points the hand his distress to remove. 
For our motto is "Kindness and Brotherly Love." 

5 When the Master of all, from his star-studded throne. 
Shall issue his mandate to summon us home, 

May each brother be found to be duly prepared. 
In the Grand Lodge above us to meet his reward. 



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The Master to aid, and obey his command. 
"We'll aid him with freedom, with fervor and zeal. 
And help him his duties and trust to fulfil. 

3 In the South, see the Warden, by Plumb stand upright, 
Who watches the sun, and takes note of his flight. 
We'll aid him with freedom, with fervor and zeal, 
And help him his duties and trust to fulfil. 



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Then enter thou the rest remaining 

For the people of the Lord. 

For, for the people of the Lord. 
Fare thee well ; though woe is blending 

With the tones of earthly love. 
Then triumph high and joy unending 

Wait thee in the realms above. 

They wait thee in the realms above. 

332 We have met in Peace together. 
We have met in peace together, 

In this loved retreat again ; 
Our constant friends have led us hither, 

Here to join in tuneful strain ; 

Here, here to join in tuneful strain. 
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2 We have met, and time is flying. 

We shall part, and his swift wing. 
Still sweeping o'er the dead and dying, 
Will the changeful seasons bring. 
Will, will the changeful seasons bring. 

3 Let us, while our hearts are lightest. 

Look to Him who marks our years ; 
Rely on Him whose smile is brightest, 
And whose grace will calm our fears. 
Whose grace, whose grace will calm otn 
fears. 

4 He will aid us, should existence 

With its sorrows sting the breast ; 
While gleaming in the onward distance 
Faith will mark the land of rest. 
Our Faith will mark the land of rest. 



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91 



334 



Masonic Song. 



1 Friends and Brothers, swell the song, 
Ever}' voice the strain prolong. 
Join in chorns loud and strong; 

On to victory : 
Lift our banners, let them wave, 
Onward still, the wretched save, 
Smooth their pathway to the grave; 
Be their friend indeed. 



2 Give the aching bosom i-est, 
Carry joy to every breast. 
Make the poor and needy blest; 

Grant them kind relief: 
Raise the glorious watchword high, 
"Love! Relief! and Charity"! 
Let the echo reach the sky, 

Swelling joyfully. 

3 God of mercy! hear us plead. 
Help us while we intercede ; 
Oh, how many bosoms bleed, — 

Heal them speedily: 
Hasten then the happy day, 
When, beneath thy gentle ray, 
All the world shall own thy sway; 

Reign triumphantly. ». 



335 



Bear Him Home. 



1 Bear him home, his bed is made 
In the stillness of the shade ; 
Bear the Brother to his home; 

Bear, oh, bear him home. 
Home, where aL his toils are o'er, 
Home, where journeying is no mora* 
Beariiim home no more to roam; 

Bear the Brother home. 



2 Lay him down — his bed is here — 
See, the dead are resting near ; 
Laj' the wanderer gently down ; 

Lay him gently down. 
Lay him down ; let nature spread 
Starry curtains o'er his head; 
Gently lay our Brother down; 

Gently lay him down. 

3 Ah, not yet for us the bed 
Where the faithful pilgrim's laid : 
Through life's weariness and woe, 

Still our footsteps go. 
Let us go, and on our way, 
Faithful journe.y, faithful pray; 
Boldly, Brother pilgrims, go ! 

Boldly let us go ! 



336 



Opening. 



1 Brethren all, where'er yon be, 
Sons of Light, ye Masons Free, 
Honor, Truth, and Virtue be 

Pride of Masonry ! 
Fervent zeal, with heart and hand. 
Love-cemented, mystic band, 
Fmn, undaunted make us stand. 

Glorious Masonry. 

2 Masons all, from pole to pole. 
Love may guide, and truth control, 
SoiTows come; — what can condole 

Griefs like Masonry ! 
Kindly smiling we have met, 
Welcome each, and ne'er forget 
Absent ones whom we regret, 

Friends in Masonry. . 

3 Craftsmen all, may love impart 
Warmth into-each honest heart; 
Oft consult that faithful chart. 

Guide of Masonry. 
When the spirit hence hath fled. 
Angel guards their pinions spread. 
Joyful crown each Mason's head. 

Heavenly Masonry. 



337 



Patriotic Ode. 



1 Clime ! beneath whose genial sun, 

- Kings were quelled, and freedom won : 
Where the dust of Washington 

Sleeps in glory's bed, — 
Heroes from thy sylvan shade 
Changed the plow for battle blade, — 
Holy men for thee have prayed. 

Patriot martyrs bled. 

2 Crownless Judah mourns in gloom; 
Greece lies slumbering in the tomb; 
Rome hath shorn her eagle-plume. 

Lost her conquering name. 
Youthful Nation of the West, 
Rise ! with truer greatness blest. 
Sainted bands from realms of rest 

Watch thy brightening flame. 



3 Empire of the brave and free ! 
Stretch thy sway from sea to sea; 
Who shall bid tliee bend the knee 

To a tyrant's throne? 
Knowledge is thine armor bright; 
Liberty thy beacon-light; 
God himself thy shield of might. 

Bow to him alone. 



92 "THERE IS AN HOUR OF PEACEFUL REST." 







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2 There is a home for weary souls, 

By sin and sorrow driven ; 
"When tossed on life's tempestuous shoals, 
Where storms arise, and ocean rolls, 

And all is drear, — 'tis heaven, 

3 There Faith lifts up the tearless eye. 

The heart no longer riven; 
And views the tempest passing by. 
The evening shadows quickly fly. 

And all serene in heaven. 

4 There fragrant flowers, immortal bloom. 

And jo3's supreme are given; 
There rays divine disperse the gloom; 
Beyond the dark and narrow tomb 

Appears the dawn of heaven. 



339 



Opening. 



1 Blest is tlie hour when cares depart, 

And eartlily scenes are far! 
When tears of woe forget to start, 
And gently dawns upon the heart 

Devotion's holy star. 

2 Blest is the place, when Brothers bend. 

And fervent prayers arise; 
Where kindred hearts in union blend, 
And all the soul's afl'ections tend 

Beyond the veiling skies. 



340 



Hymn. 



1 This world is poor from shore to shore, 

A baseless fabric given; 
Its lofty domes and brilliant ore, 
Its gems and crowns are vain and poor;- 

There's nothing rich but heaven. 

2 Empires decay, and nations die. 

Our hopes to winds are given; 
The vernal blooms in ruin lie. 
Death reigns o'er all beneath the sky; — 

There's nothing sure but heaven. 

3 Creation's mighty fabric, all, 

Shall be to atoms riven; 
The skies consume, the planets fall. 
Convulsions rock this earthly ball; — 

There's nothing firm but heaven. 

341 Opening. 

1 Sing hallelujah to the Lord! 

Sing with a cheerful voice ; 
Exalt the Lord with one accord. 
Exalt the Lord %vith one accord, 

And in his name rejoice. 

2 May we to all eternity 

Join in th' angelic lays. 
And sing in perfect harmony. 
And sing in perfect harmony. 

Our great Creator's praise. 



SONG FOU CLOSING. 



93 



"NEAR THE LAKE.' 

1st. 



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94 



DO THEY MISS ME AT LODGE. 

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cir-cle, Be-cause I am with them no more, Because I am with them no more. 



«AS THE EVENING SHADES DESCENDING." 95 



" JAMIE'S ON THE STORMY SEA." 

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96 "HOW SWEET, WHEN SHADES OF EVEN/^ 



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98 



CLOSING SONG. 



AIR.—" THE SKY IS BRIGHT." 

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99 



"MY MOTHER DEAE.' 

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BEOTHERS, GOOD NIGHT. 



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102 



^lASONS' ADIEU. 



BONNID BOON. 

11 1st. 



ROBERT BURNS. 



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103 



3 May freedom, harmony and lore, 

Unite us in the grand design, 
Beneath th' Omniscient Eye above. 

The glorious Architect divine ! 
That you may keep th' unerring line. 

Still rising by the plummet's law, 
Till order bright completely shine, 

Shall be my prayer when far awa'. 



4 And you, farewell ! whose merits claim. 

Justly, that highest badge to wear. 
Heaven bless your honored, noble name, 

To Masonry and Scotia dear! 
A last request permit me here; — 

When yearly ye assemble a'. 
One round, I ask it with a tear. 

To him, the Bard that's far awa'. 



BURNS' FAREWELL. 



,THE ORIGINAL AIR. 



11 1. A - dieu! a heart-warm, fond a - dieu! Dear brothers of the mys-tic tie! 
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Ye fa-vor'd, ye en - light-en'd few, Com - pan-ions of my so - cial joy! 



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NON NOBIS DOMINE 

A CELEBRATED CANON. 
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104 



CHARITY. 



Moderate, 

1st. 



GLOTER. 






1. Meek and low- ly, pure and ho - ly, Chief a-mong the bless-ed three, 
2d. 



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Pi - ty dwell -eth in thy bo - som, Kind-ness reign-eth o'er thy heart, 

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Glaim-ing all man-kiad as brothers, Thou dost all a - like be - friend. 

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GOD SPEED THE RIGHT. 



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Be ye firm, and be enduring, 

God speed the right ; 
Always in the right pursuing 

God speed the right; 
When all obstacles impede thee, 
Trust in heaven for strength to aid thee, 

God speed the right. 



When life's conflicts all are over, 

God speed the right ; 
May we ne'er prove faithless, never, 

God speed the right; 
When all earthly ties are sundered. 
When our days on earth are numbered, 

God speed the right. 



106 



MASTERS' SONa. 



SOLO. 



By T. S. WEBB. 



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107 



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glo - rious Ma - son - ry. 



The faithful, worthy brother, 

Whose heart can feel for grief, 
Whose bosom with compassion 

Steps forth to its relief; 
Whose soul is ever ready, 

Around him to diffuse 
The principles of Masons, 

And guard them from abuse; 
These are thy sons whose pleasure, 

At every Lodge, will be 
T' improve themselves, by lectures, 

In glorious Masonry. 
CHORUS — Hail I glorious Masonry ! &c. 
3 
King Solomon, our patron, 

Transmitted this command — 
"The faithful and praiseworthy 

True light must understand ; 
And my descendants, also, 

Who're seated in the East, 






glo - rious Ma - son - ry. 



Have not fulfilled their duty. 

Till light has reached the West." 
Therefore our highest pleasure, 

At every Lodge, should be 
To improve ourselves, by lectures, 

In glorious Masonry ! 
CHORUS — Hail! glorious Masonry! &c. 
4 
My duty and my station, 

"As Master in the chair, 
Obliges me to summon 

Each brother to prepare; 
Tliat all may be enabled. 

By slow, though sure degrees, 
To answer in rotation. 

With honor and with ease. 
Such are thy sons, whose pleasure. 

At every Lodge, will be 
T' improve themselves by lectures 

In glorious Masonry ! 
CHORUS — Hail I glorious Masonry! &<5. 



MASONIC CANON. 




- sal Lodge. 



108 MASONIC SONG, 

I, SOLO. Spiritosc. 






1. Ad- yance, each new brother, my song now at - teucl, And as-si&t in fall 



eho - ms a broth-er and friend; With good hu - mor he calls yon, then 




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2 The "\visest of men was a Mason, we know, 
From him our chief honors and dignities flow; 
He founded the temple, the pillars he raised. 
And Solomon still in our songs shall be praised. 

CHORUS — Then join, brother Masons, &c. 

3 With square and with compass, Avith level and line. 
We constantly work to complete our design; 

By prudence we steer, and the passions subdue. 
What we learn in our youth, in our age we renew. 
CHOEUS — Then join, brother Masons, &c. 

4 On freedom and friendship our order began. 

To deal squarely with all is the chief of our plan; 
The sneer then of fools we esteem as a feather, 
Since virtue's the cement that joins us together. 
CHORUS — Then join, brother Masons, &c. 

5 Till the ocean be dry, and hard rocks melt away, 

Till the globe shall dissolve, and no sun cheer the day; 
So long shall the Masons their Order maintain. 
And the arrows of slander be shot forth in vain. 
CHORUS — Then join, brother Masons, &c. 



ANNIVERSARY ODE. 



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To Ma - son-ry, Friendship, and Broth - er 

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Ma- son-ry. Friendship, and Broth -er - ly Love. 



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2 Judea's great king, whose high praises we sing. 
With wisdom contrived while the Temple he planned; 
The mysterious art' then took place in each heart, 
And Hiram and Solomon went hand in hand : 
While each royal name was recorded in fame, 

Their works earth and heaven did jointly approve; 
Then charge bumpers high, and with shouts rend the sky. 
To Masonrj', Friendship, and Brotherly Love. 
CHORUS — Then charge bumpers high, &c. 

3 Then Masons were trae, and the craft daily grew;^ 
They lived within compass, and worked by the square; 
In Friendship they dwelt, no ambition they felt ; 
I'heir deeds were upright, and their consciences clear; 
On this noble plan Free-masons began; 

To help one another they mutually strove. 
Then charge bumpers high, and with shouts rend the sky. 
To Masonry, Friendship, and Brotherly Love. 
cnOEUS — Then charge bumpers high, &c. 



4 These maxims pursue, and your passions subdue. 
And imitate those worthy Masons of yore; 
Fix a Lodge in each breast, be fair Virtue your guest, 
Let Wisdom pi'eside, and let Truth tile the door; 
So shall we arise to an immortal prize, 
In that bli&sful Lodge wliich no time can remove; 
Then charge bumpers high, and ^vith shouts rend the sky. 
To Masonry, Friendship, and I?rotherly Love. 
CHOBUS — Then charge bumpers high, &e 



112 



FULL AND HARMONIOUS. 



AIR.—" QLORIOUS APOLLO." 

IST. 



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1. Fnll .and bar - mo - Dions, Let the joy-ons c&o - res Bnrst from our 
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1. Full and liar - mo - nious. Let the joy-onK cbo - nss Bm^st from our 

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a - ges may it yet re-main; Join ev - 'ry heart, in one full cho-ros 



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Loud let us sing, with heart and voice united, 

Praise to the Architect of heaven and earth ; 
Him by whose word the stars above were lighted, 

By whose Almighty breath our souls had birth. 
Trusting his goodness, in his Word confiding, 

Here to our altar grateful thanks we bring : 
"Firm in our purpose, in true Faith abiding. 

Joining in chorus loud, our Art we sing. 
Our Art we sing, our Art we sing, 

In chorus loud, our Art we sing. 

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114 HAIL! SUBLIME AND ROYAL AET. 

WorOa by G. W. CHASB. 



' HAIL COLUMBIA." 
1st. 



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115 



ev - 'ry heart ; Join we now in praise to thee,Thou Art of Arts, Free-ma-son - ry. 



ey - 'ry heart ; Join we now in praise to thee, Thou Art of Arts, Free-ma-son - ry. 



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363 Hail! Hail the Mystic Tie. 
(by bro. S. woodwokth.) 

1 

Hail ! hail the mystic tie, 
Glorious orb of Masonry ; 
Like the orient beams of morn, 
The bright empurpled East adorn, 
To add effulgence to the day, 
And drive the mists of night away. 
Glorious source of light divine. 
Friendship, peace, and virtue's shi'ine, 
Songsrf)f gratitude we raise; 
Dedicate to thee oiir praise. 

CHORUS. 

Brothers, join the festive throng, 
Social mirth inspires our song, 
While in Harmony we meet. 
And Masons all as Brothers greet. 



See! see the darkness fly 
Before the sun of Masonry ; 
Formed by heaven's almighty hand, 
Its base as firm as earth shall stand, 
Diffusing Light from East to West, 
And nations with its beams be blest. 
Arching ages round shall roll. 
Time the fate of man control, 
Still resplendent light shall stand. 
Its summit reared by Virtue's hand. 
Brothers join, &c. 



Hail! hail, thou heavenly guest, 
Sanctioned by the high behest, 
Let Truth and Friendship be our guide, 
Beneath whose compass we confide: 
Our actions Squared by virtue's laws, 
To magnify our first great cause. 
Then, when life's meridian's past. 
The tie of Friendship still shall last, 
Its sacred Unity endm-e. 
Till endress ages be no more. 
Brothers join, &c. 



364 



Patriotic Ode. 
1 



Hail, Columbia, happy land ! 
Hail, ye heroes ! heaven-born band ; 
Who fought and bled in freedom's cause, 
Who fought and bled in freedom's cause. 
And when the storm of war had gone. 
Enjoyed the peace your valor won; 
Let Independence be your boast* 
Ever mindful what it cost. 
Ever grateful for the prize. 
Let its altar reach the skies. 

CHORUS. 

Firrti, united let us be, 
Ralljing round our liberty. 
As a band of Brothers joined. 
Peace and safety we shall find. 



Heroes, Patriots, rise once more, 
Guai-d your rights, defend your shore; 
Let no rude foe with impious hand, 
Let no rude foe with impious hand, 
Invade the shrine, where sacred lies 
Of toil and blood the well-earned prize; 
While offering peace, sincere and just. 
Place in heaven your manly trust. 
Truth and Justice shall prevail. 
Every wicked scheme shall fail. 
Firm, united, &c. 



Sound again the trump of fame ! 
Let our Washington's great name 
Eing thro' the world with loud applause; 
Ring thro' the world with loud applause. 
Let every clime to freedom dear, 
Ail listen Avith a joyful ear; 
With equal skill, wltii steady power. 
He rules in the fearful hour; 
Guides in horrid war, with ease, 
And in times of honest peace. 
Firm, united, &c. 



116 



"HAIL! TRIUMPHANT MASONRY." 



AIR— "LIFE'S A BUMPER." 



Adapted by Bro. J. B. TAYLOR. 
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Hail ! triumphant, Hail ! tri - umph-ant Ma - son-ry, 
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Hail ! triumphant, Hail ! ti-i - umphant Ma-son - ry, 
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117 



Allegro con Spirito. 



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Tul - gar mor-tals spend Life as 'twere for no great end 



Let this Lodge with 



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Tul - gar mor-tals spend Life as 'twere for no_great end. 



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fame 



he spread around, its fame be spread, be spread arourid,May its fame be 



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I he spread around, a-round, bespread, bespi-ead around. May it^fame be 

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CONTINUED. 




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,, heart combine. Secrecy and friendship join, Ev'ry gen'rous heart combine. 



heart combine, Se - cre-cy and friendship join, each heart combine, Se-cre 



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HIGH TWELVE. 



119 



« OUR FLAG IS THERE." 

1st. 



Words by G. W. CHASE. 



[ . Hi^h twelve has come ! high twelve has come ! The time to lay our a - prons by; 

LL 2d. 



2. An hour for rest! an hour for rest ! Our work-ing tools we now lay by; 

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High twelve has come ! h igh twelve has come ! The Sun has reach'd his sta-tion high. 
An hour for rest ! an hour for rest ! While the sun is in the Soxithern sliy. 




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The East has is - sued its de - cree, The West has e - choed Har-mo - ny, 



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Then shout a - loud, ye Craftsmen free, And let it e - cho o'er the sea; 



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The South to all th' Accepted Free, Has aloud proclaim'd," High twelve has come." 

rrs DC. 



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'Tis time of rest for you and me, While th' sun is in the Southern sky. 

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120 HAIL! MYSTERIOUS, GLORIOUS SCIENCE. 



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terious, glorious science, Which to discord bids de - fiance ; Har-mo - ny alone reigns 

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terious, glorious science. Which to ^iscord bids de - fiance ; Har-mo - ny alone reigns 

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here, Har-mo-ny a - lone reigns here. Come, let's sinj 






hei-e, Har-mo-ny a - lone reigns here. 



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To the Light that we re-vere. To the 



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rais'd us,From the rugged paths that maz'd us,To the Light that we re-vere^ To the 



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CONTINUED. 



121 



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Light that we re - vere. Hail, mys-te - rious, 



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Light that we re - vere. Hail, mys - te - rious, Glo - rious sci-ence. Hail, mys- 



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te-rious, 






Hail, mysterious,glorious science. Which to discord bids de - 

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terious, Glorious science.Hail, mysterious, glorious science,Which to discord bids de« 
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fi - ance. Har - mo - ny a - lone reigns here, Har - mo-ny a - lone reigns here. 



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fi - ance. Har -mo-ny a - lone reigns here, Har - mo-ny a - lone reigns here. 









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368 Here is Health for Lads and Lasses. 

1 
Here is health for lads and lasses, 
Sparkling in our crystal glasses; 

O, how cheerily it flows! 
Health, that gushes from the fountain; 
Health, that rushes down the mountain; 

Health, that blushes in the rose. 



Drink, and hear the voice of duty; 
Drink, and wear the robe of beauty! 

Beauty blossoms where water flows. 
In the sweeping, weeping willow. 
On the sleeping maiden's pillow, 

And the bosom of the rose. 



[11] 



369 Here's a Health to all good Lasses. 

Here's a health to all good Lasses, 
Pledge it merrily, fill your glasses, 

Let the bumper toast go round. 
May they live a life of pleasure. 
Without mixture, without measure. 

For with them true joys are found. 
First Voice. 

All good lasses. 

Second Voice. 
Here's a bumper. 

First Voice. 
Fill your glasses. 

Second Voice. 

Here's a bumper. 

Here's a health to all good lasses, &c. 



122 



THE ENTERED 'PRENTICES' SONG. 



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1st. 



From ANDERSON'S CONSTITUTIONS, 1723. 



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sem-bled on mer-ly oe - ca - sion; Let's be hap-py, and sing. For 






still let them won-der and gaze on ; 



They ne'er can di - vine The 



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Repeat in Chorus. 
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3 'Tis Ms, and 'tis that. They cannot tell lohat, 

Why so many great men in the nation, 
Should aprons put on, To make themselves one 
With a Free and an Accepted Mason. 

4 Great kings, dukes and lords, Have laid by their swords, 

Our mystery to put a good gi-ace on ; 
And thought themselves famed, To have themselves named 
With a Free and an Accepted Mason. 

5 We're true and sincere, And just to the fair. 

They'll trust us on any occasion; 
No mortal can more The ladies adore, 
Than a Fre'e and an Accepted Mason. 

6 Then join hand in hand, By each brother firm stand. 

Let's be meny, and put a bright face on; 
What mortal can boast So noble a toast, 
As a Free and an Accepted Mason ? \ Chorus, three timea. 



"'"^^"- CONTINUED. 123 

,371 Of your Hearts to take Care. 

1 Of your hearts to take care, now ladies prepare. 
Be silent ; I'll tell you the reason : 
Sly Cupid, they say, as the most certain way 
To conquer the fair, is made Mason. 

• 2 The music you hear will ravish your ear; 

Your eye will he pleased past expression : 
But think on the smart that follows the dart, 
When thrown by the hand of a Mason. 

3 The nymph may pretend her heart to defend; 

But let her from me take a lesson : 
She's sure!}' undone, thouo;h her heart were of stone. 
It will melt at one glance of a Mason. 

4 By the apron and glove, Cupid reigns god of love; 

His empire to deny sure is treason : 
Then don t be ashamed, nor fear to be blamed, 
If you should fall in love with a Mason. 

^72 When Quite a Young Spark. 

1 When quite a young spark, I was quite in the dark. 

And wanted to alter my station ; 
I went to a friend, who proved in the end 
A Free and an Accepted Mason. 

2 At the door then he knocked, which quickly unlocked. 

When he bid me to put a good face on. 
And not be afraid, for I should be made 
A Free and an Accepted Mason. 

3 My wishes were crowned, and a Master I found. 

Who made me a most solemn oration ; 
Tlien showed me the light, and gave me the right 
Sign, token, and word of a Mason. 

4 How great my amaze, when I first saw the blaze! 

And how struck with the mystic occasion! 
Astonished I found, though free, I was bound 
To a Free and an Accepted Mason. 

5 When clothed in white, I took great delight 

In the work of this noble vocation : 
/ And knowledge I gained, when the Lodge he explaliied. 

Of a Free and an Accepted Mason. 

6 I was bound it appears for seven long years, 

Which to me is of trifling duration : 
With freedom I serve, and strain every nerve, 
To acquit mj'self like a Mason. 

7 With hearty good \,'i\\, let's show our best skill; 

To our Master pay due veneration ; 
Who taught us the Art we ne'er will impart, 
Unless to an Accepted Mason. 



124 



HAIL TO THE BAY! 



" HAIL TO THE CHIEF." 



l.Hail, to the day ! when as - sem-taled in Union, Springs at the al - tar of 




flow-'ret,which blooms in pe - ren - ui - al youth. Hail to the day .' when as 






sem - bled in 



Union, Springs at the al - tar of Friend-ship and Truth, 

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Pledge of our fair - est, our dear - est com-niu-nion,The flow ret which blooms in pe- 

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ren - ni - al youth ; E'er it has flourish'd fair, Sighed on by heaven's air. 






- — -"-^ — ^ — ^- 
Nur - tui-ed by dew-drops, dis-till'd from a-bove. Bright o'er its na - tal bed, 



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Beams of gay light shall spread,Strength'ning the rays of Af - fee - tion and Love. 



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2 Hail to the Craft! whose light, broadly beaming. 

Streams from the loveliest Star of the sky; 
O'er sorrow's vale ever cheerfully gleaming. 

Guiding to yonder bright temple on high ; 
Still may that holy ray, Type of immortal day. 

Light the lone path of the pilgrim along; 
Till the Grand Master's 'hest, Bid all his labors rest. 

Attuning his harp to the mystical song. 

3 Long may each Mason be firm in his duty. 

The grand and the useful in harmony join; 
Long in his Temple may Wisdom and Beauty, 

Stars of the high arch of Masonry shine; 
Here may we often meet, Each brother true to greet. 

Time strewing flowers o'er the swift-rolling year; 
Here may fair Union rise, Here join the good and wise. 

Charity, Friendship, and Truth to revere. 

4 Now to Creation's Great Builder ascending. 

Loud let the chorus of Gratitude swell; 
Here, as before him we humbly ai-c bending, 

O ! may He deign in his Temple to dwell; 
Here may the social fire Of love to heaven aspire, 

Long from this Altar rise incense of praise, 
To the Eternal One, Our ceaseless shining sun, - 

Master of all — Holy, — "Ancient of Days! " 



«A PLACE IN THE CIRCLE FOR ME." 



125 




" LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE. 
1st. 



Words by G. W. CHASE. 
By permission of W. Hall & Son. 






A place ia the cir-cle for me; 
2d. 



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An hour with com-pass and square; 



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2. I come,when the full - orbed moon Looks down fi-om her sta-tion a-bove; 



o J._p ^ g g ^_±_^__^ — 1_^ ^_x_______ 

my feet may roam, What - e'er my lot may be, 



3. Where'er 
Where the heart is light and free. 




""^'lere the heart is light and free. As the ea - gle in the air : 

^ — ^-t-^ — g — g — g -+- '-J -' — * — *- }-* — *---*— e—^-j-*—. — ^hF 

lerly Love : 



I come to our cho-sen home, With its Friendship and Brotherly Love : 

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In spir-it I oft will come. To my place in the Lodge with thee : 




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no place so dear; There are no heai-ts so true; 
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Here the pas-sions are subdued; With - in due bounds are seen; 



In all the scenes be - low. In pleas -ure or 



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As those we meet with here. Though they be e'er 



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Here jealous j^, envy, or feud, Ne'er come our hearts be - tween..... 






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My heart shall turn to you, 
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And I'll long to meet again. 



126 



GLEE. "ALL HAIL! BLEST CRAFT." 

Adapted by Bro. J. B. TAYLOR. 



" BEGONE, DULL CARE 
k 1st. 






1. All hail! blest Craft! Hail, Ma - son - ry di - vine, All hail, blest 






2. All hail! blest Craft! while by thy light in - spired, "We live by i 

BASS. 






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Craft ! how bright thy glories shine. Tho' fools a - gainst our or - der prate, And 

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square, by all wise men admired; Let those who know not our de-signs. A' 



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stig-matizeourskill; I hold it one of the wisest things To be a Ma-son still. 

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buse us if they will ; We hold it one of the wisest things To be a good Mason still. 



All hail ! blest Craft, long may thy glories shine 
Through all the world, and prove the Art divine; 
From East to West may all mankind, 

Thy dictates mild fulfil. 
And every brother hold it wise 

To be a good Mason still. 



HAIL! YE CRAFTSMEN. 



127 




1st. 



Words by G. W. CHASE. 






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1. Hail! ye Craftsmen, join in chorus; Loudly let it e - choo'erus: Glo-nous 

On 



2d. 



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2. Hap-py, hap-py is our meeting; Cordial is our mystic gi-eeting; True and 

BASS. 

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3. Hap-py Ave and ev - 'ry oth-er, Who can prove him-self a Brother; Nev-er 







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the Avork be - fore us ; Tis the work of Ma - son - ry. 

eat - ing, As we cir - cle round our Ligl 

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warm each heart is beat -ing, As we cir - cle round our Light. Hei-e our 



can the world dis -cov-er How we talk by grip and sign: 



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dark they're moping ; They are bUndly grop-ing, And in vain are hoping Our grand 



I 1st time. 



2d time. 



For last verse. 



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anthemsof thefreei Huz-za! huz-za!! huz-za!!! 



anthem s of th e free i 
1st time. 1,-^ 



2d time. 



wor-t hy " Son of Light." Huz-za! huz-za!! huz-za!!! 



1st time. ^-.^ 



2d time. 



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Be-cret they may find 



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Huz - za ! huz-za ! ! huz - za ! 1 ! 



128 



GOOD NIGHT. 



1st. 




1. Good night! goodnight! Now 
2d. 

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'Tis the hour of calm de - hght. Good night ! good night ! good night ! 






'Tis the hour of calm de - light. Good night ! goodnight! goodnight! 



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2 Good night ! good night ! 
Now to all a kind good night ! 
Angel like, while earth is sleeping, 
Stars above their watch are keeping, 
As the star of Bethlehem bright. 
Good night ! good night ! good night ! 

3 Good night ! good night ! 
Now to all a kind good night ! 
Slumber sweetly till the morning, 
Till the sun the world adorning 
Rise in all his glorious might. 
Goodnight! goodnight! goodnight' 



OH COME, COME AWAY. 



129 




OPENESG. 

1st. 



Music from the GERMAN. 



1. Oh come, come a- way, from la- bor now re-pos - ing; Let bu - sy care a- 
2d. 

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2. From toil, and the cares on which the day is clos - ing. The hour of eve brings 

BASS. 



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sweet re-prieve, Oh come, come a - way. Oh come where love will smile on thee, And 



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here, where trust and friendship grew,Let true hearts welcome you,Oh come,come away. 



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re, where trust and friendship grew,I 

, And time fly mer - ri - ly. Oh come, come a -way. 



round the heart will gladness be, And time flv mer - ri - ly. Oh come, come a-way 



— — 0-\ i 



3 While sweet Philomel, the weary traveler cheering 
With evening song, her notes prolong. 

Oh come, come away. 
In answering songs of sj'mpathy. 
We'll sing in tuneful harmony 
Of Faith, Hope, Charity, 

Oh come, come away. 

4 The bright day is gone, the moon and stars appearing. 
With silver light illume the nigBt, 

Oh come, come away. 
Come join your prayers with ours. 
Address kind heaven our peaceful home to bless 
With health and happiness, 

Oh come, come away. 



KINDLY JUDGMENT. 



1st. 
"^ 1. Think gent -ly of the err-ing one! O do not thou for -get, 



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2. Speal^gent-ly to the err-ing one! Thou yet may'st lead him back, 

BASS. 






3. For - get not thou hast oft - en sinned, And sin - ful yet may be; 



How - ev - er dark - ly stain'd by sin, He is thy Broth - er yet ' 



0- • 

With kind - ly words, and tones of love, From mis - ery s thorny track. 



Deal gent - ly with the err - ing then. As God has dealt with thee. 



1st. 



FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE. 



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l.Though Faith may fee - bly guide thee. Yet raise thy droop -ing eyes, 
2d. 



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2.Thougli Hope, tliy side 

BASS. 

3. Though Love, when earth-ward flow - ing 



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for - sak - ing, Per-chance may sleep or stray. 



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May break the heart, or die. 






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Yet au - gel's love, on high. Is er cr p ire and flow 



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«HAIIK! THE HIRAM SOUNDS TO CLOSE.*' 131 

KOUNB, FOR THREE TOICES. 



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Hark ! the clock repeats high twelve,It can't strike more we all well know, Then 

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132 OPENING, OR INSTALLATION CHANT. 

By B. S. BAKER. 





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1 sing unto the Lord a | new | song, 
For he hath | done | marvelous | things. 

2 With his own right hand, and with his | holy | arm; 
Hath he gotten him- 1 self the | victo- | ry. 

3 The Lord declared | his sal- | vation, 

His righteousness hath he openly | showed, in the | sight of the | heathen. 

4 He hath remembered his mercy and truth towards the | house of ] Israel; 
And all the ends of the world have seen the sal- 1 vation | of our [ God. 

5 Show yourselves joyful unto the Lord, | all ye | lands; 
Sing, re- 1 joice, | and give | thanks. 

6 Praise the Lord, up- | on the | harp ; 

Sing to the harp, with a | psalm | of thanks- | giving. 

7 With trumpets | also, and | shawms; 

O show yourselves joyful, he- | fore the | Lord, the | king. 

8 Let the sea make a noise, and all that | therein I is. 
The round world, and i they that | dwell there- | in. 

9 Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together 1)6- 1 

fore the | Lord : 
For he | cometh to | judge the | earth. 

10 With righteousness shall he [judge the | world; 
And the | people | with | equity. 



"HEAR! FATHER." 



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Hear! Father, hear our prayer I 
Thou who art Pity where | soiTow pre- 1 vaileth, 
Thou who art Safety, when mortal help faileth, 

Strength to the feeble, and | Hope to de- | spair; 

Hear! Father, hear our prayer! 

Hear! Father, hear our prayer! 
Wandering unknown in the | land of the | stranger, 
Be with all travelers in sickness or danger. 

Guard thou their path, guide their | feet from the 1 snare. 

Hear ! Father, hear our prayer ! 

Dry thou the mourner's tear; 
Heal thou the wounds of time- | hallowed af- 1 fection; 
Grant to the widow and orphan protection; 

Be in their trouble a | friend ever Lnear. 

Dry thou the mourner's tear. 

Hear! Father, hear our prayer ! 
Long hath thy goodness,.aar I footsteps at- 1 tended; 
Be with the pilgrim whose' journey is endpd; 

When at thy summons, for | death we pre- 1 pare, 

Hear! Father, hear our prayer! 



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THE LORD'S PRATER. 



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1 Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed | be thy | name; 

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in \ earth as it | is in | heaven. 

2 Give us this day our | daily | bread, 

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive J those that \ trespass a- 1 
gainst us. 

3 And lead ns not into temptation, but de- | liver us | from evil ; 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and | glory, for- | ever and | ever. 
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134 



THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER. 



A PATRIOTIC SONG. 



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On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep, 

Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes; 
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, 

As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses; 
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam. 
In full glory reflected, now shines in the stream — 
'Tis the star spangled banner, O long may it wave 
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave 



And where is that band, who so vauntingly swore 

That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion, 
A home and a countiy shall leave us no more; 
' Their blood has washed out their foul footstep's pollution ' 
No refuge could save the hireling and slave 
Trom the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave; 
And the star spangled banner in triumph doth wave 
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave. 



O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand 

. Between their loved home and the war's desolation; 

Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land 

Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation: 
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just. 
And this be our motto — " In God is our trust," — 

And the star spangled banner in triumph shall wave 
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave. 



136 



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THE WISE MEN WERE BUT SEVEN.— CATCH. 

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I'M VERY FOND OF A SOCIAL SONG. 137 



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1. I'm very fond of a so-cial song. So am I, 

2. I like with neighbors an hour to pass, So do I, 

3. I'm very fond of a pret-ty lass, So am I, 



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makes the time glide mer - ry a- long, And fills the past with pleas-ure, For 
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her the time doth hap - pi - ly pass, In her a wife's a treas-ure. And 

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spark-ling wit doth brighter shine,When thus be - got by songs of thine ; But 
friendship's joj's are so di -vine.When round the heart they fond- ly twine; But 
oh! how love - ly, how di-vine. To know that her af- fee - tion's thine; But 

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sad is the time,When a discord you find, Oh, that's not my fauIt,Nor mine,Nor mine, 
cold grows our love,If e'er heartless they prove,But that's not my way,Nor mine,Nor mine, 
ah ! for the swain,Who knows jealousy's pain,But that's not my ca^e,Nor mine,Nor mine. 



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care and sor-row,Wis-dom says en -joy to-day,Tho' trouble comes to - mor-row. 



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138 



HAPPY TO MEET * 



Music by S. M. DOWNS. 
1st. 



Words by O. W. CHASE. 



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3 Sorry to part, though down the West 

The evening sun descends ; 
Sorry to leave each welcome guest, 

Sorry to part with friends. 
Sorry to hear the gavel's sound, 

Tliat tells a "closing" nigh; 
Sorry we circle the " Lights " around ; 

Sorry we say " Good bye." 



4 Sony we halt around the door, 

Thy flight deplore, Time; 
Sooner we tliink than e'er before 

Did peal the signal chime. 
" Happy to meet again," we part, 

Each wending home his way; 
Hoping at last, with each true heart. 

To meet in endless da3^ 



♦ " Happy to meet ; sorry to part ; happy to meet agaia."— Old, Masonic Toast. 



WITHIN THE LODGE. 



139 




THE DEAREST SPOT 13 HOME, 

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the Lodge. 



140 



THE LEVEL AND THE SQUARE. 



Written by Bro. ROB. MORRIS. 

1st. 



Music by Bro. B. F. BAKEB. 




neetup-on the Lev - el, and we part up - on the Square; What words of precious 
" " Ler - el, tho' from ev - 'ry sta " ".. . ■ 



2. We meet up -on the Ler - el, tho' from ev - 'ry sta-tion come, The king from out hia 

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3 We part upon the square, for the world must have its due. 
We mingle with the multitude, a cold, unfriendly crew; 
But the influence of our gatherings in memor}' is gi-een, 

And we long upon the level to renew the happy scene. _ 

4 There's a world where all are equal; we are hurrying to it fast, 

We shall meet upon the level there, when the gates of death are past: 
We shall stand befoi-e the Orient, and our Master will be there. 
To try the blocks we offer by His own iincrring square. 

5 We shall meet upon the level thei-e; but never thence depart; 
There's a mansion — 'tis all ready for each trusting, faithful heart; 
There's a mansion and a welcome, and a multitude is there, — 
Who have met upon the level, and been tried upon the square. 

6 Let us meet upon the level, then, while laboring patient here, 
Let us meet, and let us labor, though the labor be severe; 
Already in the western sky the signs bid us prepare 

To gather up our working tools, and part npon the square. 

7 Hands round, ye faithful Masons, form the bright fraternal chain; 
We part upon the square below to meet in heaven again. 

Oh! what words of precious meaning those words Masonic are. 
We meet upon the level and we part upon the square. "^ 



MASONIC SONG. 



141 



Music T>y S. M. DOWN?. 
1st. 



Words by BRO. 0. S. SAUNDERS, M. D. 



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Arranged as a March, by S. M. DOWNS. 






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142 



MASONIC FUNERAL MARCH. 

Composed for this Wori, by S. M DOWNS. 




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TEMPLARS' GRAND MARCH. 

Composed for this Work, by S. M. DOWNS. 



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HYMNS. 



143 



393' An Hour ivith You. 

(by beo. eob. morris.) 
Music, — Auld Lang Syne. 

1 An hour with you, an hour with you, 

No care, or doubt, or strife, — 
Is worth a weary j-ear of woe, 

In all that sweetens life ; 
One hour with you, and you, and you, 

Brip;ht links in mystic chain; 
Oh may we oft these joys renew, 

And often meet again, 

2 Your eyes with love's own language free. 

Tour hand grips strong and true. 
Your tongues, your hearts, do welcome me. 
To spend an hour with you. 
One hour with you, &c. 

3 I come, when Eastern skies are bright. 

To work my Mason's due; 
To labor, is my chief delight. 
And spend an hour with you. 
One hour with you, &c. 

4 I go when evening gilds the West, 

I breathe the fond adieu; 
And hope again, by fortune blest. 
To spend an hour with j'ou. 
One hour with you, &c. 

394 High XII. — bt rob. morris. 

1 Here's Columns II. and Pillars V. 

Support and grace our Halls of Truth, 
But none such sparkling pleasures give. 

As the Column that adorns the S. 
"High Xii." the J. W. calls. 

His Column grants the festive hour. 
And through our antiquated Halls 

Eich streams of social gladness pour. 

2 'Tis then, all toil and care forgot, 

The Bond indissoluble seems ; 
'Tis then the world's a happy spot, 

And hope unmixed ynih sadness gleams : 
High Xii.; I've shared the festive hour. 

With those who realize the bliss. 
And felt that life contains no more 

Than sparkles in the joys of this. 

3 What memories hover round the time ! 

What forms rise up to call it blest ! 
Departed friends — why should it dim 

Our joy to know that they're at rest! 
High Xii.; how they rejoiced to hear! 

Quickly each implement laid down. 
Glad to exchange for toil and care, 

And heavy Cross, a heavenly Crown. 

4 Then Comrades all, by 3 X .3, 

Linked in the golden chain of truth, 
A hearty welcome pledge with me 

To the Column that adorns the S. 
High Xii. : and never be the hour 

Less free, less brotherly than now! 
High Xli. ; a rich libation pour 

To joys that none but Masons know ! 



395 The Emblems of the CrafL R. morris. 

1 Who wears the Square upon his breast, 
Does in the eye of God attest. 

And in the face of man. 
That all his actions will compare 
With the Divine, th' unemng Square, 

That squares great Virtue's plan. — 
That he erects his edifice 
By this design, and this, and this!* 

2 Who wears the Level, says that pride 
Does not within his soul abide. 

Nor foolish vanity, — 
That man has but a common doom, 
And from his cradle to his tomb 

One common destiny. 
And he erects his edifice 
By this design, and this, and this! 

3 Who wears the G, ah, type divine! 
Abhors the atmosphere of sin, 

And trusts in God alone; 
His father. Maker, friend he knows ; — 
He vows, and pays to God his vows 

Before th' Eternal Throne. 
And he erects his edifice 
By this design, and this, and this! 

4 Who wears the Plumb, behold how true 
His words, his walk ! and could we view 

The chambers of his soul ; 
Each thought enshrined, so pure, so good. 
By the stern line of rectitude. 

Points truly to the goal. 
And he erects his editfce 
By this design, and this, and this! 

5 Thus life and beauty come to view, 
In each design our fathers drew. 

So glorious, so sublime! 
Each breathes an odor from the bloom 
Of gardens bright, beyond the tomb, — 

Beyond the flight of time. 
And bids us build on this, and this, 
The walls of God's own edifice. 

396 Funeral Hymn. — ^bt rob. morris. 

1 Wreathe the mourning badge arOund — 
Brothers pause! a funeral sound! 
Where the parted had his home. 

Meet and bear him to the tomb. 

2 How his life-path has been trod. 
Brothers, leave we unto God ! 
Friendship's mantle, love and faith. 
Lend sweet fragrance e'en to death. 

3 Here, amidst the things that sleep, 
Let him rest — his grave is deep; 
Death has triumphed, loving hands 
Cannot raise him from his bands. 

4 Dust to dust, the dark decree — 
SquI to God, the soul is free : 
Leave him with the lowly slain — 
Brothers, we shall meet again. 



* Illustiatioa. 



144 



HYMNS. 



397 Masonic Ode. 7s. 6 lines. 

BY KEV. C. BABCOCK. 

1 On thy bosom, mighty Lord, 

Gently may we fall asleep; 
Trusting in thy sacred word, 

Keep us. Oh! our Father, keep: 
From the terrors of the grave, 
Save us, Judah's Lion, save! 

2 As we pass the vale of death. 

Round us throw the arm of love; 
When we yield this fleeting breath. 

Bear us to thy Lodge above, ^^ 

In the " house not made with hands, 
Compassed round with angel bands. 

3 In the resurrection mom, 

Raise us with thine OAvn right hand; 
Freed from envy and from scorn, 

Bring ns to the better land — 
Where from labor brethren cease, 
Share refreshment— dwell in peace. 

398 Deathof a Brother. CM. 

1 As, bowed by sudden storms, the rose 

Sinks on the garden's breast, 
Down to the grave our brother goes. 
In silence there to rest. 

2 No more with us his tuneful voice 

The mystic hymn shall swell; 

No more his cheerful heart rejoice. 

When peals the Sabbath bell. 

3 But far away, in cloudless sphere. 

Amid a sinless throng, 
He's joining, with celestial ear. 
The everlasting song. 

4 No more we'll mourn our absent friend. 

But lift our earnest prayer. 
That when our work of life shall end. 
We all may join him there. 



399 



Ode. C P. M. 



BT BEO. A. NICHOLS, JR. 

1 Great Architect, supreme, divine, 
Whose wisdom planned the great design. 

And gave to nature birth ; 
Whose word with light adorned the skies, 
Gave matter form, bade order rise. 

And blessed the new born earth. 

2 bless this love-cemented band. 
Formed and supported by thy hand. 

For Charity's employ ; 
To shield the wretched from despair. 
To spread through scenes of grief and care, 

Reviving rays of joy. 

3 The liberal arts by Thee designed. 
To polish, comfort, aid mankind. 

We labor to improve; 
While we adore Jehovah's name, 
Pour on our hearts the melting flame. 

And mould our hearts to love. 



400 Death of a Companion. S. It 

1 Companion ! thou hast gone ! 

Rest from thy loved employ, — 
The glorious victory thou-hast won. 
Enter thy Master's joy. 

2 The pains of death are past; 

Labor and sorrow cease; \ 
Life's pilgrimage is closed at last. 
The soul is found in peace. 

3 Companion true, well done I 

Praise be thy new employ; 
And while eternal ages run. 
Rest in thy Master's joy. 

4 May we, who linger here, 

E'er true and faithful be; - 
Devoted in our humble sphere. 
Devoted, Lord, to Thee. 



401 



Templar's Hymn. 7s. 



BT H. G. BAKROVrS. 

1 To thy shrine, departed Lord, 
Come we, trusting in thy word; 
In thy service, richly blest. 
Here, we pray thee let us rest. 

2 Strong in Faith, in Hope, and Love, 
Lift we now our thoughts above; 
To thy service, pure and free. 

Let us consecrated be. 

3 Let thy light upon us shine. 

Fill our hearts with love divine; ^ 
On thy ami we trust our all. 
Keep us, that we never fall. 

402 Laying Corner Stone. 7s. 6 linea 
(bt bro. rob. jiobris.) 

1 Round the spot-^Moriah's hill — 
Mason's meet Avith cheerful will; 
Him who stood as King that day. 
We as cheerfully obey. 

Lord, we love thy glorious Name, 
Give the grace thou gavest him. 

2 Round the spot thus chosen well. 
Brothers, with fraternal hail, 
Gather in your mystic ring. 
Mystic words, and joyftd sing. 
Lord, our hearts, our souls are thine. 
On our labors deign to shine. 

3 Round the spot may Plenty reign,— 
Peace, Avith spirit all benign; 
Unity, the golden three — 

Here their influence ever be. 
Lord, these jewels of Thy store. 
Send them bounteous, flowing o'er. 

4 Round the spot where now we stand. 
Soon will stand another band; 

We to other worlds must go, 
Called by Him we tnist below. 
Lord, thy spirit grant, that they 
All thy counsel may obey. 



Jfuneral Ceremonies. 



No Freemason can be interred with the formalities of the Order, unless it be at his own 
request, or that of some of his family, (apprentices, foreigners and transient brethren 
excepted;) nor unless he has been advanced to the degree of Master Mason. From this 
rule therfi can be no exception. Fellow Crafts and Entered Apprentices are not entitled to 
Masonic Burial; nor to attend the Masonic processions on such occasions. (In some ju- 
risdictions a Masonic Funeral Procession cannot be formed without a Dispensation from 
the constitutional authorities; in others, it is left with the Masters of the Subordinate 
Lodges.) 



THE FUNERAL SERVICE. 

The brethren being assembled at the Lodge room, or some other convenient place, the 
presiding oflScer opens the Lodge in the third degree, with the usual forms; and, having 
stated the purpose of the meeting, the service begins : — 

Master. What man is he that liveth and shall not see death? Shall he 
deliver his soul from the hand of the grave ? 

Response. Man walketh in a vain shadow ; he heapeth up riches, and cannot 
tell who shall gather them. 

Master. When he dieth he shall carry nothing away ; his glory shall not 
descend after him. 

Responsk. Naked he came into the world, and naked he must return. 

Master. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away ; blessed be the name 
of the Lord ! 

The Master then, taking the roll in his hand, says : — 

Let us live and die like the righteous, that our last end may be like his ! 
Response. God is our God for ever and ever ; he will be oui guide even unto 
death! 

The Master then records the name and age of the deceased upon the roll, and says : — 

Almighty Father ! in thy hands we leave, with humble submission, the soul of 
our deceased Brother. 

The Brethren answer three times, giving the Grand Honors each time. 

The will of God is accomplished ! So mote it be. Amen. 



146 FUNERAL CEREMONIES. 

The Master then deposits the roll in the archives, and repeats the folio-wing 

PRAYER. 

Most Glorious God ! author of all good, and giver of all mercy ! pour down thy 
blessing upon us, and strengthen our solemn engagements with the ties of sincere 
affection ! May the present instance of mortality remind us of our approaching 
fate, and draw our attention toward Thee, the only refuge in time of need ! that, 
when the awful moment shall arrive, that, when we are about to quit this transitory 
scene, the enlivening prospect of thy mercy may dispel the gloom of death ; and, 
after our departure hence in peace, and in thy favor, may we be received into 
thine everlasting kingdom, to enjoy, in union with the souls of our departed friends, 
the just reward of a pious and virtuous life. Amen. 

A procession is then formed, which moves to the house of the deceased, and from 
thence to the place of interment 

ORDER OF PROCESSION AT A FUNERAL. 

Tiler, with a drawn sword. 

Stewards, with white rods. 

Musicians, 

[if they are Masons ; otherwise they follow the l!Uer.] 

Master Masons. 

Senior and Junior Deacons. 

Marshal. Secretary and Treasurer. 

Senior and Junior Wardens. 

•* Mark Masters. 

Past Masters. 

Eoyal Arch Masons. 

Select Masters. 

Knights Templars. 

The Holy Writings, 

\m. a cnsbion covered with black cloth, carried by the oldest (or some suitable) member of the Lodge.] 

The Master. 
Clergy. 

The Body, g with the insignia placed thereon. 
Pall Bearers. § Pall Bearers. 

Chief Mourners. 
Other Mourners. 

When the procession arrives at the church-yard, the members of the Lodge form a 
circle around the grave, and the clergyman and officers of the Lodge take their station 
at the head of the grave, and the mourners at the foot. The procession reverses on arriving 
at the grave. 



FUNERAL CEREMONIES. 147 

SERVICE AT THE GRAVE. 

Brethren : — The solemn notes that betoken the dissolution of this earthly 
tabernacle, have again alarmed our outer door, and another spirit has been sum- 
moned to the land where our fathers have gone before us. Ag-ain we are called to 
assemble among the habitations of the dead, to behold the " narrow house appointed 
for all living." Here, around us, in that peace which the world cannot give, sleep 
the unnumbered dead. The gentle breeze fans their verdant covering — they heed 
it not; the sunshine and the storm pass over them, and they are not disturbed ; 
stones and lettered monuments symbolize the affection of surviving friends, yet no 
sound proceeds from them, save that silent but thrilling admonition — " seek ye the 
narrow path and the strait gate that lead unto eternal life." We are again called 
upon to consider the uncertainty of human life ; the immutable certainty of death, 
and the vanity of all human pursuits. Decrepitude and decay are written upon 
every living thing. The cradle and the coffin stand in juxtaposition to each other ; 
and it is a melancholy truth, that so soon as we begin to live, that moment also we 
begin to die. It is passing strange, that, notwithstanding the daily mementos of 
mortality that cross our path ; notwithstanding the funeral bell so often tolls in our 
ears, and the " mournful processions " go about our streets, that we will not more 
seriously consider our approaching fate. We go on from design to design, add 
hope to hope, and lay out plans for the employment of many years, until we are 
suddenly alarmed at the approach of the Messenger of Death, at a moment when 
we least expect him, and which we probably conclude to be the meridian of our 
existence. 

What, then, are all the externals of human dignity, the power of wealth, the 
dreams of ambition, the pride of intellect, or the charms of beauty, when Nature 
has paid her just debt ? Fix your eyes on the last sad scene, and view life stript 
of its ornaments, and exposed in its natural meanness, and you must be persuaded 
of the utter emptiness of these delusions. In the grave all fallacies are detected, 
all ranks are levelled, and all distinctions are done away. 

While we drop the sympathetic tear over the grave of our deceased brother, let 
us cast around his foibles, whatever thej' may have been, the broad mantle of 
Masonic charity, nor withhold from his memory the commendation that his virtues 
claim at our hands. Perfection on earth has never yet been attained ; the wisest 
as well as the best of men have gone astray. Suffer, then, the apologies of human 
nature to plead for him who can no longer extenuate for himself. 

Our present meeting and proceedings will have been vain and useless, if they 
fail to excite our serious reflections, and strengthen our resolutions of amendment. 
Be then persuaded, my brethren, by the uncertainty of human life, and the unsub- 
stantial nature of all its pursuits, and no longer postpone the all-important concern 
of preparing for eternity. Let us each embrace the present moment, and while 



148 FUNERAL CEREMONIES. 

time and opportunity offer prepare for that great change, when the pleasures of 
the world shall be as poison to ouv lips, and happy reflections of a well spent life 
afford the only consolation. Thus shall our hopes be not frustrated, nor we hurried, 
unprepared, into the presence of that all-wise and powerful Judge, to whom the 
secrets of every heart are known. Let us resolve to maintain, with greater assi- 
duity, the dignified character of our profession. May our faith be evinced in a 
correct moral walk and deportment ; may our hope be bright as the glorious mys- 
teries that will be revealed hereafter ; and our charity boundless as the wants of 
our fellow creatures. And having faithfully discharged the gi^at duties which we 
owe to God, to our neighbor, and ourselves ; when at last it shall please the Grand 
Master of the universe to summon us into his eternal presence, may the trestle- 
hoard of our whole lives pass such Inspection that it may be given unto each of ua 
to " eat of the hidden manna," and to receive the " white stone with a new name 
■written," that will insure perpetual and unspeakable happiness at his right hand. 

The Master then presenting the Apron, continues : 

The lamb-skin, or white apron, is the emblem of innocence, and the badge of a 
Mason. It is more ancient than the golden fleece or Boman eagle ; more honora- 
ble than the star and garter, when worthily worn. 

The Master then deposits it in the grave : 

This emblem I now deposit in the grave of our deceased brother. By it we are 
reminded of the universal dominion of Death. The arm of Friendship cannot in- 
terpose to prevent his coming ; the wealth of the world cannot purchase our re- 
lease ; nor will the innocence of youth, or the charms of beauty, propitiate his 
purpose. The mattock, the cofSn, and the melancholy grave, admonish us of our 
mortality, and that, sooner or later, these frail bodies must moulder in their parent 
dust. 

The Master, holding the evergreen, continues: 

This evergreen, which once marked the temporary resting-place of the illustrious 
dead, is an emblem of our faith in the immortality of the soul. By this, we are re- 
minded that we have an immortal part within us, that shall survive the grave, and 
which shall never, never, never die. By it we are admonished, that, though like 
our brother, whose remains lie before us, we shall soon be clothed in the habili- 
ments of Death, and deposited in the silent tomb, yet, through the merits of a 
divine and ascended Saviour, we may confidently hope that our souls will bloom in 
eternal spring. 

The brethren then move in procession round the place of interment, and severally drop 
the sprig of evergreen into the grave ; after which, the public Grand Honors are given. 
(See Mackey's Lexicon.) The Master then continues: 



FUNERAL CEREMONIES. 149 

From time immemorial, it has been the custom among the fraternity of Free and 
Accepted Masons, at the request of a brother, to accompany his corpse to the 
place of interment, and there to deposit his remains with the usual formalities. 

In conformity to this usage, and at the request of our deceased brother, whosfe 
memory we revere, and whose loss we now deplore, we have assembled in the 
character of Masons, to offer up to his memory, before the world, the last tribute 
of our affection ; thereby demonstrating the sincerity of our past esteem for him, 
and our steady attachment to the principles of the Order. 

The great Creator having been pleased, out of his infinite mercy, to remove our 
brother from the cares and troubles of this transitory existence to a state of endless 
duration, thus severing another hnk from the fraternal chain that binds us together ; 
may we, who survive him, be more strongly cemented in the ties of union and 
friendship ; that, during the short space allotted us here, we may wisely and use- 
fully employ our time ; and, in the reciprocal intercourse of kind and friendly acts, 
mutually promote the welfare and happiness of each other. Unto the grave we 
have consigned the body of our deceased brother ; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, 
dust to dust ; there to remain until the trump shall sound on the resurrection morn. 
We can cheerfully leave him in the hands of a Being who has done all things well ; 
who is glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders. 

To those of his immediate relatives and friends, who are most heart-stricken at 
the loss we have all sustained, we have but little of this world's consolation to offer. 
We can sincerely, deeply, and most affectionately sympathize with them in their 
afflictive bereavement. But in the beautiful spirit of the Christian's theology, we 
dare to say, that He, who " tempers the wind to the shorn lamb," looks down with 
infinite compassion upon the widow and fatherless, in the hour of their desolation ; 
and that the same benevolent Saviour, who wept while on earth, will fold the arms 
of his love and protection around those who put their trust in Him. 

Then let us improve this solemn warning-, that at last, when the " sheeted dead" 
are stirring, when the " great white throne" is set, we shall receive from the omni- 
scient Judge, the thrilling invitation, " Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the 
kingdom prepared for you from the foundatibn of the world." 

Response. So mote it be. Amen. 

The following, or some other suitable Hymn may be sung: 



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Seraphs, of celestial wing, 
To our fun'ral altar come. 
Waft a friend and Brother home. 



4 Lord of all below, above, 
Fill our souls with Truth and Love; 
As dissolves our earthly tie, 
Talie us to thy Lodge on BUgh. 



The two first verses may be sung on entering the Graveyard, while moving in procM* 
Bion; and the third and last verses during the ceremonies at the grave. 

The service at the Grave concludes with the following, or some suitable Prayer: 

PRAYER. 

Almighty and most merciful Father, we adore thee as the God of time and of 
eternity. As it has pleased thee to take from the light of our. abode, one dear to 
our hearts, we beseech thee to bless and sanctify unto us this dispensation of thy 
Providence. Inspire our hearts with wisdom from on high, that we may glorify 
thee in all our ways. May we realize that thine All-seeing Eye is upon us, and be 
influenced by the spirit of truth and love to perfect obedience — that we may enjoy 
the divine approbation here below. And when our toils on earth shall have ceased, 
may be raised to the enjoyment of fadeless light and immortal life in that kingdom 
•where faith and hope shall end — and love and joy prevail through eternal ages. 
And thine, O righteous Father, shall be the glory forever. Amen. 

Response. So mote it be. Amen. 



bxjria.il. service 

OF THE 



GENERAL REGULATIONS. 



1. No Sir Knight can be buried with the funeral honors of Knighthood, unless he be a 
Knight Templar in regular standing. 

2. It shaU be the duty of the E. Commander to convene the Sir Knights of the Com- 
mandery, upon notice of the death of a Sir Knight who hiay be entitled to receive funeral 
honors, upon request made when living, or by his family after his decease, for the purpose 
of attending the funeral ceremonies. 

3. Sir Knights, on such occasions, will attend in full uniform, pursuant to the regula- 
tions ; their sword-hilts and the banner of the Commandery being suitably dressed in 
mourning. 

4. On the coffin of the deceases! Sir Knight will be placed his hat and sword; and, if an 
officer, his jewel, trimmed with crape. 

5. The E. Commander will preside during the services, and, assisted by the Prelate, lead 
in the ceremonies, pursuant to the Ritual. If Grand Officers or Past Grand Officers bo 
present, they will be allotted a place in the procession according to their rank; and if the 
Grand Prelate, or a Past Grand Prelate be present, he will take the place of the Prelate. 

6. The Sir Knights will assemble at their Asylum, and march to the residence of the 
deceased in the usual order of processions; the line being headed by the Warder, and the 
Officers being in the rear, according to rank; that is, the E. Commander last; the Prelate 
being preceded by the Holy Writings, carried on a cushion, and the arms and hat of the 
deceased borne in the rear of the E. Commander. On arriving at the house, the lines are 
opened, and the E. Commander passes to the front and receives the body, placing the hat 
and sword on the coffin, as above directed. 

7. The procession is then formed as before; the body, with the mom-ners and citizens 
present, being in the rear of the Sir Knights, and in front of the officers. If the services 
are performed at a church or place of public worship, the procession, on arriving, will 
enter in reversed order, the E. Commander and Prelate with the other officers preceding 
the body and mourners. 

8. When the public or religious services are concluded, the face of the deceased will be 
uncovered, and the Sir Knights (or a detachment of them,) will form the " cross of steel," 
over the body, the E. Commander, with the Prelate, being at the head of the coffin, and 
the other officers at the foot. 

9. When more convenient or desirable, the part of the service before going to the grave, 
as here indicated, may be performed at the house of the deceased, or be deferred till at 
the grave. 

THE FUNERAL SERVICE OF KNIGHTHOOD WILL BE CONDUCTED 
ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING 

mtnal: 

E. Commander. Sir Knights : In the solemn rites of our Order we have often 
been reminded of the great truth, that we were born to die. Mortality has been 

• This beautiful Burial Service was prepared by M. £!. Jno. L. Lewis, Jr., at the request of the Grand 
Oonuuandery of New York. 



152 BURIAL SERVICE FOR 

brought to view, that we might more earnestly seek an immortality beyond this 
fleeting life, where death can come no more for ever. The sad and mournful 
funeral knell has betokened that another spirit has winged its flight to a new state 
of existence. An alarm has come to the door of our Asylum, and the messenger 
was Death, and none presumed to say to the awful presence : — " Who dare 
approach ? " A pilgrim warrior has been summoned, and " there is no discharge 
in that war." A burning taper of life, in our Commandery, has been extinguished, 
and none, save the High and Holy One, can relight it. All that remains of our 
beloved Companion Sir Knight lies mute before us, and the light of the eye, and 
the breathing of the lips, in their language of fraternal greeting, have ceased for 
us, forever, on this side of the g-rave. His sword, vowed only to be drawn in the 
cause of truth, justice, and rational liberty, reposes still in its scabbard, and our 
arms can no more shield him from wrong or oppression. 

The Sir Knights here return arms. 

It is meet at such a time that we should be silent, and let the words of the 
Infinite and Undying speak, that we may gather consolation from His revelations, 
and impress upon our minds lessons of wisdom and instruction, and the meetness of 
preparation for the last great change which must pass upon us all. 

Let us be reverently attentive while Sir Knight, our Prelate, reads to us a lesson 
from the Holy Scriptures. 

Prelate. Help, Lord ! for the faithful fail from among the children of men. 

Response. Help us, oh Lord ! 

Prelate. The righteous cry, and the Lord bearetb, and delivereth them out 
of all their troubles. 

Response. Hear us, oh Lord I 

Prelate. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth 
such as be of a contrite spirit. 

Response. Be nigh unto us, oh Lord ! 

Prelate. The Lord redeemeth the souls of his servants ; and none of them 
that trust in him shall be desolate. 
' Response. Redeem us, oh Lord ! 

Prelate. For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me. 

Response. Redeem us, oh Lord ! 

Prelate. But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave ; for he 
shall receive me. 

Response. Redeem us, oh Lord ! 

Prelate. Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and 
praise thee ? Shall thy loving kindness be declared in the grave ? or thy faithful- 
ness in destruction ? 

Response. Save us, oh Lord ! 

Prelatk. We spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our yeara 



MASONIC KNIGHTHOOD. 153 

are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, 
yet is their strength, labor, and sorrow ; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. So 
teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 

Response. Teach us, oh Lord I 

Prelate. For he knoweth our frame ; he remembereth that we are dust. As 
for man, his days are as grass ; as a flower of the field he flourisheth. For the 
wind passeth over it, and it is gone ; and the place thereof shall know it no more. 
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting, upon them that fear 
him. 

Response. Show mercy, oh Lord I 

Prelate. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed ; in a moment, 
in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump ; for the trumpet shall sound, and the 
dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible 
must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this 
corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immor- 
tality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, — Death is swallowed 
up in victory. O death, where is thy sting ? O grave, where is thy victory ? 

Response. O death, where is thy sting ! O grave, where is thy victory 1 

Prelate. The sting of death is sin ; and the strength of sin is the law. But 
thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Response. Thanks be to God ! 

E. Commander. Shall the memory of our departed brother fade from among 
men? 

Response. It is cherished in our soul forever ! 

E. Commander. Shall no record be left of his virtues and worth ? 

Response. It is inscribed upon our hearts ; it is written in our archives ; the 
heart may cease to throb, and the archives may moulder and decay ; but the tablets 
of the Recording Angel on high can never perish. 

The Recorder here opens the Book of Records of the Commandery, on which a page ia 
set apart, suitably inscribed, and says : 

Thus it is written 

The Sir Knights uncover, and bow their heads. 

E. Commander. He was a true and courteous knight, and has fallen in life's 
struggle full knightly with his armor on, prepared for knightly deeds. 

Prelate. Rest to his ashes, and peace to his soul ! 

Response. Rest to his ashes, and peace to his soul ! 

Prelate. Sovereign Ruler of the Universe ! into thy hands we devoutly and 
Bubmissively commit the departed spirit. 

Response. Thy will be done, oh God ! 



THE FOLLOWING jQ^^ttltt WILL BE SUNG. 



Words by Rob. MORRIS, K. T. 

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MASONIC KNIGHTHOOD. 



155 



The following Prater will then be made by the Prelate; (or an extemporaneoua 
Prayer may be made by him, or by any Clergyman present, as may be preferred.) 

Father of Lights ! in this dark and trying hour of calamity and sorrow, we 
humbly lift our hearts to Thee. Give us, we pray, that light which cometh down 
from above. Thou hast mercifully said, in Thy holy word, that the bruised reed 
Thou wouldst not break ; remember in mercy, oil Lord, before Thee. [Be Thou, 
at this hour, the Father of the fatherless, and the widow's God. Administer to 
them the consolations which they so sorely need ] Cause us to look away from 
these sad scenes of frail mortality, to the hopes which lie beyond the grave, and 
bind us yet closer together in the ties of brotherly love and affection. While we 
see how frail is man, and how uncertain the continuance of our lives upon the 
earth, and are reminded of our own mortality, lead us by Thy grace and spirit to 
turn our thoughts to those things which make for our everlasting peace ; and give 
us a frame of mind to make a proper improvement of all the admonitions of Thy 
providence, and fix our thoughts more devotedly on Thee, the only sure refuse in 
time of need. And at last, when our earthly pilgrimage shall be ended, " when 
the silver cord shall be loosed, and the golden bowl be broken," oh wilt Thou, in 
that moment of mortal extremity, be indeed Immanuel — Christ with us ; may " the 
lamp of Thy love " dispel the gloom of the dark valley, and we be enabled, by the 
commendations of Thy Son, to gain admission into the blessed Asylum above ; and, 
in Thy glorious presence, amidst its ineffable mysteries, enjoy a union with the 
spirits of the departed, perfect as is the happiness of heaven, and durable as the 
eternity of God. Amen! 

Response. Amen, and Amen and Amen ! 

The procession will then form, and march to the place of interment in the same order 
as before. 

On arriving at the place, while forming in order, a suitable Dirge, or the following 
Hymn may be sung : 



AIR — PLEYEL'S HYMN 
1st. 

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4 Sadly now we leave his form, 
In the tomb to moulder still; 
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Christ his promise will fulfil. 



5 One last look — one parting sigh; 
Ah, too sad for words to tell; 
Yet! though tears now dim each eye, 
Hope we still, and sigh, farewell I 



On reaching the grave, the Sir Knights will form a triangle around it, the base being at 
the foot, the E. Commander and Prelate being at the head of the grave, and the friends 
and relatives at the foot, and the services will thus proceed : 

Prelate. Sir Knights : There is one sacred spot upon the earth where the 
foot-falls of our march are unheeded; our trumpets quicken no pulse, and incite no 
fear ; the rustling of our banners and the gleam of our swords awaken no emotion — 
it is the silent city of the dead, where we now stand. Awe rests upon every heart, 
and the stern warrior's eyes are bedewed with feelings which never shsune his man- 
hood. It needs no siege, nor assault, nor beleaguering host, to enter its walls ; we 
fear no sortie, and listen for no battle-shout. No Warder's challenge greets the 
ear, nor do we wait awhile with patience for permission to enter. 

Hither must we all come at last ; and the stoutest heart and the manliest form 
that surrounds me will then be led a captive, without title or rank, in the chains of 
mortality and the habiliments of slavery, to the King of Terrors. 

But if he has been faithful to the Captain of his salvation, a true soldier of the 
Cross ; if he has offered suitable gifts at the shrine of his departed Lord, and bears 
the signet of the Lion of the tribe of Judah, then may he claim to be of that 
princely house, and to be admitted to audience with the Sovereign Master of 
Heaven and Earth. Then will he be stripped of the chains of earthly captivity, 
and clothed in a white garment, glistening as the sun, and be seated with princes 
and rulers, and partake of a libation, not of death and sorrow, but of that wine 
which is drank forever new in the Father's kingdom above. 

We cannot come here without subdued hearts and softened affections. Often, as 
the challenge comes which takes from our side some loved associate, some cherished 
companion in arms, and often as the trumpet sounds its wailing notes to summon us 
to the death-bed, and to the brink of the sepulchre, we cannot contemplate " the 



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last of earth " unmoved. Each successive death-note snaps some fibre which binds 
us to this lower existence, and makes us pause and reflect upon that dark and 
gloomy chsunber where we must all terminate our pilgrimage. Well will it be for 
our peace then, if we can wash our hands, not only in token of sincerity, but of 
every guilty stain, and give honest and satisfactory answers to the questions required. 

The sad and solemn scene, now before us, stirs up these recollections with a force 
and vivid power which we have hitherto unfelt. He who now slumbers in that 
last, long, unbroken sleep of death, was our brother. With him have we walked 
the pilgrimage of hfe, and kept watch and ward together in its vicissitudes and 
trials. He is now removed beyond the effect of our praise or censure. That we 
loved him, our presence here evinces, and we remember him in scenes to which the 
world was not witness, and where the better feelings of humanity were exhibited 
without disguise. That he had faults and foibles, is but to repeat what his mortality 
demonstrates — that he had a human nature not divine. Over those errors, what- 
ever they may have been, we cast, while living, the mantle of charity ; it should, 
with much more reason, enshroud him in death. We, who have been taught to 
extend the point of charity, even to a foe, when fallen, cannot be severe or merci- 
less toward a loved brother. 

The memory of his virtues lingers in our remembrance, and reflects its shining 
lustre beyond the portals of the tomb. The earthern vase, which has contained 
precious odors, will lose none of its fragrance though the clay be broken and 
shattered. So be it with our brother's memory. 

The Junior Warden then removes the sword and hat from the coffin, which last will 
then be lowered into the grave, while the Prelate repeats as follows : 

Peelate. " I am the resurrection and the life : he that believeth in me, though 
he were dead, yet shall he live ; and whosoever liveth, and believeth in me, shall 
never die." To the earth we commit the mortal remains of our deceased brother, 
as we have already commended his soul to his Creator, with humble submission to 
Divine Providence. (Here cast some earth on the coffin.) Earth to earth ; (here 
cast again,) ashes to ashes ; (here cast more earth,) dust to dust ; till the morn of 
the resurrection, when, like our arisen and ascended Kedeemer, he will break the 
bands of death, and abide the judgment of the great day. Till then, friend, 
brother, Sir Knight, farewell! Light be the ashes upon thee, and "may the 
sunshine of Heaven beam bright on thy waking ! " 

Response. Amen, and Amen and Amen I 

The Junior Warden then presents the sword to the E. Commander, who says: 

E. Commander. Our departed brother Sir Knight was taught, while living, 
that this sword, in his hands, as a true and courteous Knight, was endowed with 
three most estimable qualities : its hilt with fortitude undaunted ; its blade with 



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justice impartial; and its point with mercy unrestrained. To this lesson, with its 
deep emblematical significance, we trust he gave wise heed. He cculd never grasp 
it without being reminded of the lively significance of the attributes it inculcated. 
He has borne the pangs of dissolving nature — may we trust that it was with the 
same fortitude that he sustained the trials of this passing existence ; to his name and 
memory be justice done, as we hope to receive the like meed ourselves ; and may 
that mercy, unrestrained, which is the glorious attribute of the Son of God, interpose 
in his behalf to blunt the sword of divine justice, and admit him to the blessed, 
companionship of saints and angels in the realms of light and life eternal! 
Response. Amen, and Amen, and Amen ! 

The Senior Warden then presents a Cross to the Prelate, who says : 

Pkelate. This symbol of faith — the Christian's hope, and the Christian's 
trust — we again place upon the breast of our brother, there to remain till the last 
trumpet shall sound, and earth and sea yield up their dead. Though it may, in the 
paat history of our race, have been perverted at times into an ensign of oppression, 
and crime, and wrong ; though it may have been made the emblem of fraud, and 
superstition, and moral darkness, yet its significance still remains as the badge of a 
Christian warrior. It calls to mind Gethsemane and its sorrowful garden; the 
judgment-hall of Pilate, and the pitiless crown of thorns ; Golgotha and Calvary, 
and their untold agonies, that fallen man might live and inherit everlasting life. If 
an inspired Apostle was not ashamed of the Cross, neither should we be ; if he 
gloried in the significance of the truths it shadowed forth, so ought we to rejoice iu 
it as the speaking* witness of our reliance beyond the grave. May this hope of the 
living have been the anchor to the soul of our departed brother — the token to 
admit him to that peaceful haven " where the wicked cease from troubling, and the 
weary are at rest." 

Kesponse. Amen, and Amen, and Amen ! 

The Prelate then casts the Cross into the grave, and continues : 

Prelate. The orders of Christian Knighthood were instituted in a dark period 
of the world's history, but their mission was high and holy. To succor and protect 
the sorrowing and destitute, the innocent and oppressed, was their vow and their 
life-long labor and duty. For long, long years, they well and nobly performed their 
vows, and did their devoirs. In those rude ages the steel blade was oftener the 
arbiter of justice, than the judgments of judicial tribunals, or the decrees of magis- 
trates. So long as the Templars adhered to their vows of poverty, they were vir- 
tuous and innocent, and their language was, in truth, " Silver and gold have I none, 
but such as I have, give I unto thee." But, with the accession of wealth and civil 
power, they were tempted and fell from their high estate, and their possessions 
attracted the cupidity, and their prowess incurred the hatred of the despots of those 



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times. When the martyred De Molay had perished, and the Order was proscribed, 
they united with the fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons, and returned to 
their primitive simplicity of manners ; and a rough habit, coarse diet, and severe 
duty, was all that was offered to their votaries. 

In our land we have perpetuated only the distinctive rites, with the appellations 
and regulations of the defenders of the Holy Sepulchre — the early champions and 
soldiers of the Cross — and this as a guerdon of merit, not a badge of rank. The 
sword, in our hands, is more as a symbol of the duties we are vowed to fulfil, than 
as an instrument of assault or defence. We claim to exercise practical virtues in 
the holy bonds of our confraternity, in humble imitation of those renowned knights 
of the olden time ; for there is still, in this refined age, innocence to be guarded, 
widowed hearts to be relieved of their burdens, and orphanage to be protected from 
the chill blasts of a wintry world. And to be true and courteous is not limited to 
any age or clime. 

Our brother, whose cold and lifeless remains have just been committed to the 
earth, was one of our fraternal band, bound by the same ties and pledged to the 
same duties. To his bereaved and mourning friends and relatives, we have but 
little of worldly consolation to offer, but we do tender to them our heart-felt 
sympathies. And if the solemn and interesting ceremonies, in which we have been 
engaged, have not pointed to them a higher hope and a better consolation, then all 
our condolences would be in vain. 

Sir Knight companions, let us pray : 

Almighty and most merciful God ! we adore Thee as the Sovereign Ruler of 
all events, both in time and for eternity. As it hath pleased thee to take from our 
ranks one dear to our hearts, we beseech thee to bless and sanctify unto us this 
dispensation of Thy providence. Inspire our hearts with wisdom from on high, 
that we may glorify Thee in all our ways. May we have Thy divine assistance, 
oh, most merciful God ! to redeem our misspent time ; and in the discharge of the 
important duties Thou hast assigned us in our moral warfare here below, may we 
be guided by feiith and humility, courage and constancy, to perform our allotted 
pilgrimage acceptable in Thy sight, without asking a remission of years from Thee. 
And when our career on earth is finished, and the sepulchre appointed for all the 
living receives our mortal bodies, may our souls, disengaged from their cumbrous 
dust, flourish and bloom in eternal day, and enjoy that rest which Thou hast pre- 
pared for Thy good and faithful servants in Thy blessed Asylum of peace beyond 
the vails of earth. All which we ask through the mediation of our Eedeemer, 
King of kings, and Lord of lords, ^^men ! 

K.ESPOKSE. Amen, and Amen, and Amen ! 

E. Commander. Attention, Sir Knights : 

The lines are then formed, and the Cross of steel made over the grave, and the followiag 
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When the matin-notes are ringing, 

Cheerfully from mount and dell, 
Strength for warfare still is springing 

From Thy name, Emanuel. 
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When some deed of empire sharing. 

Deeds like those traditions tell. 
Prompts each Knight to noble daring, 

'Tis for Thee, Emanuel. 
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When the storm-clouds darkly lower 

On our pathway dai-k and fell. 
Knights heroic will not cower. 

Cheered by Thee, Emanuel. 
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When death's fearful damps are stealing. 

And is breathed the last " Farewell ! 
All the brighter world revealing. 

Thou shalt come, Emanuel! 

The Sir Knights may then escort the friends of the deceased to their home, or retura 
to their Asylum, as may be expedient. 



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