The Masonic Trowel

... to spread the cement of brotherly love and affection, that cement which unites us into one sacred band or society of brothers, among whom no contention should ever exist, but that noble emulation of who can best work or best agree ...

[What is Freemasonry] [Leadership Development] [Education] [Masonic Talks] [Masonic Magazines Online]
Articles] [Masonic Books Online] [Library Of All Articles]
What is New] [Links] [Feedback]

 Masonic quotes by Brothers

Email This Site To ...

Print This page

Help Me Maintain This Website!!!!!!

Click above graphic to make a fast and secure donation, so I can afford to keep his website going and growing!
List of Contributors

 Traduzca esta página al Español

Add To Favorites

Search Website For

 Traduire Cette Page A Français

 Übersetzen Sie Diese Seite Zu Deutsch


You have come to the time when labour is ended,

The Temple' s completed,
you look back to see

What you have done as through life you have wended,

Have you built a home f or eternity ?

As an Entered Apprentice served you your Master?

Did you serve Him with freedom,

As a bearer of burdens,
bring from the Quarries

Rough Ashlars to square for the Temple' s true weal ?

As a Fellowcraft labouring through h~nt of the day,

Applying the level and plumbline with care,  

The mallet and chisel your patience display;

Were your stones passed by overseer,
marked foursquare?

When a master did you your knowledge impart?

Dispense to the brethren the true light and love,

Impress truth and wisdom on every heart,

Preparing the way to the Grand Lodge above?
Some folks are mean,
just to he mean,
These cause all the strife,
And make things hard for those who wish To do their best through life.
Just think how much you feel the hurt When others do you wrong. Then you will do your best to aid And help the world along.
Two sides there are to everything,
Your view is just your own,
Life isn't run by two and two,
Each one must stand alone.
But standing thus alone you'll find,
If working each for each,
That we’ll attain the best in life,
Which seems now out of reach.
We view life's pattern underneath,
A jumbled cries‑crossed smear,
But God,
He sees it from above,
The pattern stands out clear.
Remember when you are being mean,
You hinder God's great plan,
Let's work with God and bring about The Brotherhood of Man.

back to top

To translate this page to any language, click below and go to the bottom of the page

[What is Freemasonry] [Leadership Development] [Education] [Masonic Talks] [Masonic Magazines Online]
Articles] [Masonic Books Online] [Library Of All Articles]
What is New] [Links] [Feedback]

Legal Disclaimer

This site is not an official site of any recognized Masonic body in the United States or elsewhere.
It is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinion
of Freemasonry, nor webmaster nor those of any
other regular Masonic body other than those stated.

Books published prior to 1923 are online according US Pre-1923 Public Domain Rule.
The papers published are the responsibility of the authors.
Many Articles Taken from Various Sources.
A very sincere effort was made to avoid using any copyrighted material,
without permission, in the creation of this web site.
If you discover something that is yours without giving you due credit,
please let me know and due credit will be given or the item will be replaced.
For any copyright infringement claims please contact me.
Send email with questions or comments about this web site to webmaster.
Site Design Copyright © 2001 Joe M. Sanchez
Last modified: November 23, 2013