A Man and A Mason
My Brother, Masonry means much more
Than the wearing of a pin.
Or carrying a paid-up dues receipt
So the Lodge will let you in.
You may wear an emblem on your coat
From your finger flash a ring.
But if you're not sincere at heart
This doesn't mean a thing.
It's merely an outward sign to show
The world that you belong
To this great fraternal brotherhood
That teaches right from wrong.
What really counts lies buried deep
Within the human breast
Till Masonic teaching brings it out
And puts it to the test.
If you practice out of Lodge
The things that you learn within
Be just and upright to yourself
And to your fellowmen.
Console a brother when he's sick
And assist him when in need
Without a thought of personal reward
For any act or deed.
Walk and act in such a way
That the world without can see
That only the best can meet the test
Laid down by Masonry
Be always faithful to your trust
And do the best you can
Then you can proudly tell the world
You're a Mason and a Man