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.
And as I feel his friendly grip
It fills my heart with pride.
I know that while I'm On The Square
He is by my side.
His footsteps on my errand go
If I should such require,
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 counsel whispers in my ear
And warns of any danger,
By Square and Compass, 'tis Brother now!
Who once would call me stranger.
I might have lived a moral life
And risen to distinction
Without my Brother's helping hand
And the fellowship of Master Masons.
But God who knows how hard it is
To resist life's temptations
Knows why I knelt where Hiram knelt
And took that Obligation.
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