Last Night I Knelt Where Hiram Knelt

Discussion in 'Poetry and Words of Wisdom' started by RedTemplar, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. RedTemplar

    RedTemplar Johnny Joe Combs Premium Member


    Last night I knelt where Hiram knelt and took an obligation

    Today, I am closer to my God and I am a Master Mason

    Tho' heretofore my fellowman, each one seemed like the other

    Today, I search each one apart; I am looking for my Brother

    And as I feel his friendly grip, it fills my heart with pride

    I know as long as I am 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

    A hand forever at my back to lead me safely home

    Good council whispers in my ears and warns of any danger

    By square and compass Brother now who once called me stranger

    I might have lived a moral life and risen to distinctions

    Without my Brothers helping hands 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 that obligation​

    Joseph Fort Newton
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009

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