LAST NIGHT I KNELT WHERE HIRAM KNELT.
Last night I knelt where Hiram knelt,and took an obligation. And now I’m closer to my God, for I’m a Master Mason.
Tho’ heretofore my fellow men seemed each one like the other, today I search each one apart, I’m looking for my brother.
And 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 errand go, if I should such require, his prayers will plea on my behalf if I should such desire.
My words are safe with in his heart, as though within my own, his hand forever on my back to help me safely home.
Good counsel whispers in my ear and warns of any danger, by square and compass “Brother” now who once would call me stranger.
I might have lived a moral life and risen to distinction, without my Brothers helping hand and the fellowship of Masons.
But God who knows how tough it is to thwart all life’s temptations, knows why I knelt where Hiram knelt and took that obligation.