By Walter Marshall MacDougall
Three candles burn in darkened room,
Three candles lighting the Sacred Book
The square and compasses, the level and the plum.
While round about the neophyte,
The brethren stand and vow to keep
Him company upon the journey East
In quest of wisdom and a caring heart.
For the call is out for builders by the line and rule,
To build on earth a house of light
Adorned with love and human dignity.