Last Night I Knelt where Hiram Knelt

And took an Obligation

Today I'm closer to my God

And I am a Master Mason

Though here to fore my fellow man

Seemed each one like the other

Today I search each one apart

I'm looking for my brother

And I as I feel his friendly grip

It fills my heart with pride

I know that while I'm on the square

That he is on my side

His footsteps on my errands go

If I should such desire

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 counsels whisper in my ear

And warn of any danger

By Square and Compass, Brothers now

Who once would call me stranger

I might have lived a moral life

And risen to distinction

Without my Brothers helping hand

And fellowship of 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