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Are You a Mason?*

Posted by Sam Salama P.M. on December 7, 2009 at 9:22 AM

Are You A Mason Poem



This poem was written by Bro. Reverend Dr. Magill, Rector of St. Paul'sChurch in Peru, Illinois.



It reportedly was written shortly after a lady asked him "Are You a Mason?"


It is thought to have been written in the mid to late 1800's.



"Are You a Mason?



"I am one of a band, Who will faithfully stand, In the bonds of affection and love; I have knocked at the door, once wretched and poor, And there for admission I stood.



By the help of a friend, Who assistance did lend, I succeeded an entrance to gain; Was received in the West, By command from the East, But not without feeling some pain.



Here my conscience was taught, With a moral quite fraught, With sentiments hold and true; The onward I traveled, To have it unraveled, What Hiram intended to do. Very soon to the East, I made my request, And "light" by command did attend; When lo! I perceived, In due form revealed, A Master, and Brother, and Friend.



For the widow distressed, There's a cord in my breast, For the helpless and orphan I feel: And my sword I could draw, To maintain the pure law, Which the duties of a Mason reveal. Thus have I revealed, (Yet wisely concealed), What the "free and accepted" will know. I am one of a band, Who will faithfully stand, As a Brother, wherever I go.


*Courtesy W:. Mitch Lieberman, West Broward Lodge.

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