I sought my soul, But my soul I could not see.
I sought my God, But God eluded me.
I sought my Brother, And I found all three.
What it Means to be a Brother
My Brother, Masonry means more Than just to wear a pin,
Or carrying a dues receipt So the Lodge will let you in.
You wear an emblem on your coat And on your hand a ring,
But if you’re not sincere at heart, This doesn’t mean a thing
It’s just an outward sign to show The world that you belong,
To this Fraternal Brotherhood That teaches right from wrong.
What really counts lies buried deep Within the human breast,
Masonic teachings brings it out And puts it to the test
If you can do outside the Lodge The things you learn within,
Be just and upright to yourself And to your fellow man.
Console a brother when he’s sick, Or help him when in need
Without a thought of reward For any act or deed.
Conduct yourself in such a way The world without can see.
None but the best can meet the test Laid down by Masonry.
Respect and live up to your trust And be the best you can.
The you can tell the World you are, A MASON AND A MAN.
WHAT IS MASONRY
In the home it is kindness
In business it is honesty
In society it is courtesy
In work it is fairness
Toward the Unfortunate it is pity
Toward the Fortunate it is congratulation
Toward the Weak it is help
Toward the Strong it is trust
Toward the Penitent it is forgiveness
Toward the Wicked it is resistance
Toward God it is reverence and love