The Masonic Vocal Manual

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publisher not identified, 1859 - 72 pages

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Page 50 - in heart, And hope to meet again. This glorious hope revives Our courage by the way; "While each in expectation lives, And longs to see the day. From sorrow, toil and pain, And sin we shall be free; And perfect love and friendship reign, Through all eternity.
Page 25 - Eternal Source of every joy! Well may thy praise our lips employ; While iu thy temple we appear To hail the Sovereign of the year. Wide as the wheels of nature roll, Thy hand supports and guides the whole! The sun is taught by thee to rise, And darkness
Page 36 - How blest the sacred tie, that binds In sweet communion kindred minds ! How swift the heavenly course they run Whose hearts, whose faith, whose hopes are one. Together oft they seek the place • Where Masons meet with smiling face; How high, how strong their raptures swell, There's none but kindred souls can tell. Nor shall the
Page 20 - Come, brothers, ere to-night we part, Join every voice and every heart— One solemn hymn to God we'll raise, One closing song of grateful praise. Here, brothers, we may meet no more, But there is yet a happier shore; And there, released from toil and pain, Dear brothers, we shall meet again.
Page 25 - Sovereign of the year. Wide as the wheels of nature roll, Thy hand supports and guides the whole! The sun is taught by thee to rise, And darkness when to vail the skies.
Page 35 - reign ! Wher'er thy lodges stand, May they have great command, And always grace the land; Thou art divine! Great fabrics still arise, And grace the azure skies; Great are thy schemes— Thy noble orders are, Matchless beyond compare; No art with thee can share, Thou art divine! Sol'mon, great Israel's king,
Page 36 - without a tear The gathering storm shall see; My steadfast heart shall know no fear; That heart will rest on thee.
Page 27 - Hymn. Solemn strikes the fun'ral chime, Notes of our departing time; As we journey here below, Through a pilgrimage of woe. Mortals now indulge a tear, For mortality is here! See how wide her trophies wave O'er the slumbers of the grave. Here another guest we bring,
Page 38 - we less fam'd for every tie, By which the human thought is bound; Love, truth and friendship, and friendship socially, Join our hearts and hands around. Hail! mysterious, &c. Our actions still by Virtue blest, And to our precepts ever true, The world admiring, admiring shall request To learn, and our bright paths pursue. Hail! mysterious, &c.
Page 47 - Genius of Masonry, descend, And with thee bring thy spotless train; Constant our sacred rites attend, While we adore thy peaceful reign. Bring with thee Virtue, brightest maid ; Bring Love, bring Truth, and Friendship here. While kind Relief will lend her aid, To smooth the wrinkled brow of care.

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