Last night I knelt where Hiram knelt
and took an obligation,
And know I’m closer to my GOD
for I’m a Master Mason.
Though heretofore my fellow man 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.
footsteps on my errand go
if I should such desire.
My words are safe within his breast
though within my own.
His hand forever on my back
to help me safely home.
Good council whispers in my ear
warns of any danger.
Square and Compass tis Brother now
who once would call me stranger.
I might not have lived a moral life
and risen to distinction
Without my brothers 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
took that obligation.

Submitted by Steve Green