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Presentation of the Pillars

Updated: Dec 27, 2018

By: Robert Burns


Long may this Lodge in prosperity shine

And its members still vie with each other

In spreading the light of our order divine

And relieving the wants of a brother.


May envy and malice ne’er enter that door

That is aye closely tyled to the cowan

But peace, love and harmony aye be in store

More abundant the older you’re growing.


May our Master who presides like the Masters of old

In wisdom excel and astonish

May he never be heard erring brothers to scold

But with brotherly love aye admonish.


May our Warden in the West, like the sun’s setting rays

Illumine the golden horizon

May his strength never fail with the burden of days

But increase every moment that flies on.


And to our Warden in the South, like the beauty of day

May he gladden the worn, tired and weary

Inspire with his smiles as they rest by the way

The toilers, and make them feel cheery.


And to you whom our Master is honoured to rule and instruct

Be ye always sober and steady

Expert in the use of each working tool

And aye hae them handy and ready.


Thus will the Temple we seek to upraise

Be completed when all do their duty

And our voices unite in a chorus of praise

To Wisdom, to Strength and to Beauty