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' hetetofore 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 and 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 and obligation.

--Author Unknown--