Masonic Song

Tune-"Shawn-boy," or "Over the water to Charlie."

      Ye sons of old Killie, assembled by Willie,      To follow the noble vocation;      Your thrifty old mother has scarce such another      To sit in that honoured station.      I've little to say, but only to pray,      As praying's the ton of your fashion;      A prayer from thee Muse you well may excuse      'Tis seldom her favourite passion.       Ye powers who preside o'er the wind, and the tide,      Who marked each element's border;      Who formed this frame with beneficent aim,      Whose sovereign statute is order:-      Within this dear mansion, may wayward Contention      Or withered Envy ne'er enter;      May secrecy round be the mystical bound,      And brotherly Love be the centre!