Square + Compass

Last Night I Knelt where Hiram Knelt


Last Night I Knelt where Hiram Knelt
And took an Obligation
Today I'm closer to my God
And I am a Master Mason

Though heretofore my fellow man
Seemed each one like the other
Today I search each one apart
I'm looking for my Brother

And I as I feel his friendly Grip
It fills my heart with pride
I know that while I'm on the Square
That he is on my side

His footsteps on my errands go
If I should such desire
His prayers will plead on my behalf
If I should so desire

My words are safe within his breast
As though within my own
His hand forever at my back
To help me safely home

Good counsels whisper in my ear
And warn of any danger
By Square and Compass, Brothers now
Who once would call me stranger

I might have lived a morale life
And risen to distinction
Without my Brothers helping hand
And fellowship of Masons

But God, who knows how hard it is
To resist lifes temptations
Knows why I Knelt where Hiram Knelt
And took that Obligation

Author Unknown

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