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Baron Steuben Lodge #264 

"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, for I'm a Master Mason
Tho` before my fellow men, seemed each 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 by my side
His footsteps on my errand go, if I should such desire
His prayers will plead in my behalf, if I should so require

My words are safe within his breast, as though within my own
His hand forever on my back, to help me safely home
Good counsel he whispers in my ear, and warns of any danger near
Be square and compass brother now, who one would call me stranger 

I might have lived a moral life, and risen to distinctions
Without my brother's helping hand, and the fellowship of Masons
But God, who knows how hard it is, to resist life's temptations
Knows why I knelt where Hiram knelt, and took my obligation

~ Author Unknown ~