Lodge St. Andrew #518

Where Hiram Knelt

Last night I knelt where Hiram Knelt
And took an Obligation
And now I'm closer to my God
For I'm a Master Mason

And as I feel his friendly grip
It fills my heart with pride
I know that while I'm on the Square
He is by my side

His footsteps on my errand go
If I should such require
His prayers will plead on 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 council whispers in my ear
and warns of any danger
By Square and Compass, 'tis Brother now
Who once would call me stranger

I might have lived a moral life
And risen to distinction
Without my brother's helping hand
And the fellowship of Master 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.

Author Unknown

Special thanks to:
Bro. John Southworth (PM) Lodge St. Andrew #518 for giving me a copy of this poem at my Raising.
Bro. Alex McGregor (PM / Secretary) Lodge St. Andrew East Kilbride #524 for reminding me of this poem.