Master Mason's Poem

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'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 plead in 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
An 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 distinctions
Without my Brother's helping hand
And 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 that obligation.