The good men were all Masons

Discussion in 'Poetry and Words of Wisdom' started by Blake Bowden, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member


    There's never a tear would drop
    But some kind hand would steal it;
    There's never a sigh would swell
    But some kind heart would feel it;
    And never a widow sad,
    And never an orphan lonely,
    But some one would make glad
    With smiles of joy, if only
    The good men all were Masons.

    There's never a word profane
    By heedless mortal spoken,
    And never a cruel blow,
    And never a law be broken;
    There's never a man would die
    Away from loved ones, lonely;
    There's never a shuddering cry
    Would mount to Heaven, if only
    The good men all were Masons.

    But every heart would smile,
    And tongues break forth in singing,
    And corn, and wine, and oil,
    The generous would be bringing;
    And each would strive to make
    The path of life less lonely,
    A green and flowery way,
    An Eden-walk, if only
    The good men all were Masons.

    But since the good men all
    Are not in our connexion,
    Let's try, what few we are,
    To be of one complexion;
    Let's try, though few and frail,
    And, maybe, poor and lonely,
    To show what life would be
    And men would do, if only
    The good men were all Masons.

    Author Unknown
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2010

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