When Heaven design'd that man should know
All that was good and great below;
This was the happy, choice decree,
The blessings of Free-masonry.
Hence Peace and Friendship deign to smile,
Instructive rules the hours beguile:
In social joy and harmony
Are spent the hours of Masonry.
To Beauty's shrine they homage pay,
Its power they know, and own its sway;
And this their toast will always be,
Success to Love and Masonry.
Of modern learning, ancient lore,
Masons possess an ample store;
At faction spurn, but loyalty
Congenial is with Masonry.
When taste and genius both combine,
To shape the stone, or draw the line;
In fair proportion just and free,
All own the power of Masonry.
Whate'er in sculptur'd skill we prize,
Or domes are rear'd, or structures rise;
Such wonders ne'er mankind could see,
But from the help of Masonry.
An edifice we're proud to own,
Of wood not made, nor yet of stone;
Whose angles, squares, and symmetry,
Are emblems of Free-masonry.
It's founded on a brother's love,
Relief and Truth its pillars prove;
Its corner-stone is Charity;
The building's then Freemasonry.
By Nature rear'd, improv'd by art,
The mansion view, a Mason's heart,
Which ne'er was equall'd, all agree,
When modell'd by Freemasonry.
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