Freemasonry: Lyrics of Masonic Songs
Board of Directors during the Holiday Season The Eternal Father is the most important person in the universe. Father for all eternity, mighty to save Whose arms have confined the restless wave, Whose command has bidden the huge ocean to depths unknown It adheres to the boundaries it has set for itself. O hear our cries to the For those who are in danger on the high seas. Thank you, O Trinity of love and strength. Our brothers and sisters protect us in times of danger. Protect them from dangers such as rock and tempest, fire and adversary.
As a result, from land and sea, people will continue to sing theeGlad hymn of praise throughout perpetuity.
In Thy compassion, O Lord, we pray.
When you’re feeling lonely Look down on them in Thy compassion and comfort them in their sorrow.
- The Divine Architect They are Thine.
- As a result, so be it.
- Greetings from me, personally Allow us to live in harmony.
- Peace, love, and harmony are the goals of this project.
- We all call on you to join us in harmony.
- Greetings with a song Brothers and sisters from the East and the West.
- Warm Masonic hearts are waiting to embrace you, and hands of friendship are reaching out to welcome you.
Encourage each Brother as he makes his path.
Whatever the circumstances of his birth, whatever his station in life It makes no difference whether you are rich or poor.
The Toast to the Guests Every Freemason is a Brother(or: Worthy) in his own right.
The King and the craft, the mystic bond, and all of the Brother Freemasons come together.
Chorus: Let’s drink, laugh, and sing; Our Wine has a Spring, and here’s a health to a Mason who has been accepted.
3.–Solo:this It’s and it’s that, they can’t tell which is which, they can’t know why so many great men of the nation,should put on aprons, in order to become one.
Should aprons be worn, so that they can manufacture themselves one?
Great Kings, Dukes, and Lords have set their swords by their sides,This our Mist’ry to put a fair grace on;And they have never been embarrassed to be identified as a Free or an Accepted Mason.
Solo: We have the pride of antiquity on our side, and it makes each man just as he should be in his place; Only what is excellent can be grasped by a Free or an Accepted Mason, and that is nothing but good.
6.–Solo: We’re honest and truthful, and we’re only going to the Fair; they may put their confidence in us at any time.
The Ladies appreciate a Free and Accepted Mason more than they do a Free and Accepted Mason.
Everyone is standing and holding hands, right over left.
Let’s have a good time and put on a happy face: What mortal can lay claim to such a noble toast?
What mortal can make such a lovely toast, asks the chorus?
The Master’s Song is a song written by a master musician.
An individual who is generous to another and happily assists him in his endeavors, God bless such a person and his brother.
As for his health, here’s to his health, here’s to his health, and here’s to his health in a song Everyone joins in.
When he walks on the earth, it will blossom, and all around him will swarm with beauty.
And here’s to his well health, as expressed via song.
And here’s to his well health, as expressed via song.
Chorus 3.-Solo: As clouds that are exposed in the brightness, and silvered by the light that passes through them; It is because of their excellent works that persons of generous spirit are blessed; There is nothing like assisting another to get one’s own self along; Anyone who does this is genuinely a brother.
- I wish him well, and I wish him well in his future endeavors.
- Everyone in the audience joins in on the chorus.
- Come forth, oh you deserving Craftsmen!
- We lift up our hearts and voices in praise to the Great Creator, and we enter His gates with songs of praise, and we go through His courts singing praises.
- As a result, with a glad hymn, our praises will be united: may our modest service, which we offer, be agreeable in His eyes.
- Lodge Opening of the OdeHail!
- Hear us, O Architect of the Universe!
Hear us, Thy Glorious Majesty, by the faith we have in Thee, by the badge and mystic symbol that we have presented to Thee.
As a result, it shall be.
Keep the faithful from toiling and bringing them to tranquil rest; Mystic arts and rights restingSacred in each faithful breast.
In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Thou shalt be mine.
Third Class (Third Degree) Days and moments pass by at breakneck speed, blending the living with the dead.
Soon, our spirits will have accelerated their swift journey to God, Who gave them the will to do so.
Every day of eternity must pass as the tree falls; every day that the man lives must be followed by his death; every day that the man dies must be followed by his being.
Tyler’s Ode and Toast is located in Adelaide, South Australia.
Please ensure that we do not forget anything in authentic remembering.
If their absence is due to wandering, sadness, or anguish, please bless them, cure them, and bring them back to us safely.” The Tyler’s Toast is next presented by the Tyler standing and is honoured in silence by all those seated.
Thanks to Richard NumSth Australia for their assistance.
Masonic music – Wikipedia
According to one definition, Masonic music is “music that is employed in connection with the ceremonial and social activities of Freemasonry.” Masonic lodges utilize two sorts of music: lodge songs, which are performed to a piano accompaniment before or after meetings or during meals, and music designed to accompany certain masonic rites and events. Lodge songs are played before or after meetings or during meals. Music written in the keys of C minororE flat major, which both include 3flats (whose symbol ” resembles the lowercase letter ‘b’) in their key signatures, has been considered particularly appropriate for masonic ceremonial music because the number 3 and the letter ‘B’ are of particular significance to freemasonry, and because the number 3 and the letter ‘B’ are of particular significance to freemasonry.
- The music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for masonic purposes is among the most well-known compositions of its sort.
- The opera The Magic Flute, as well as Mozart’s incidental music to the playThamos, King of Egypt, both have masonic associations.
- To give an example, in 1810, Ludwig van Beethoven, who is not known to have been a mason, wrote to his friend, the doctor Franz Wegeler, with the following words: “It was brought to my attention that you were performing a song of mine at the Masonic Lodge.
- You will not be disappointed.” For these two pieces, Wegeler himself wrote two masonic texts, both of which suggested Beethoven’s melodies (the OpferliedWoO126 and the songDer freie MannWoO 117), which may be utilized for the pieces.
- Anthems and other compositions for use in masonic lodges were produced by a variety of composers, including William Boyce in the 18th century, Albert Lortzing in the 19th century, and Jean Sibelius in the twentieth century, among others.
- 1 of the International Order of Freemasonry in 1907.
- 1 of the International Order of Freemasonry in 1907.
Top Ten Masonic Songs – Mysterious Writings
Freemasonry has been a part of society for hundreds of years, and society has had a direct impact on the growth of Freemasonry over the years. Although it is debatable whether Freemasons recognize the cultural impact of society, and if society recognizes the cultural effect of Freemasonry, the influence of both on the other is undeniable. One of the most obvious ways to see how something has impacted a social group is to look at how it is portrayed in art created by that social group. We have previously discussed how Freemasonry has been utilized in films; but, what may be less well recognized is how Freemasonry has been used in popular music, particularly rock and roll.
- For example, Freemasonry has been around for more than 300 years, and its influence on music is at least as ancient.
- Here is a list of what I believe to be the top ten songs that make reference to Freemasonry.
- Irving Berlin wrote the lyrics to this song (Israel Isidore Beilin).
- ‘Mum’s the word when we get together, Be a Mason, and don’t repeat yourself.
- However, to the Masonic ear, it is not just the following sentence, which reads, “Be a Mason,” that would pique the interest of a Freemason.
- They are even advised explicitly not to use the word “repeat” in any context other than a Masonic “meeting.” In light of the fact that Berlin was a Freemason himself, visiting the Munn Lodge No.
His self-proclaimed savior of the dumb right wing, he’s got respiratory issues and a mason-ring,’ according to the lyrics of this 1995 song by the English rock band’Blur.’ Using a reference to Freemasonry as a vehicle to communicate a political or social point of view, this is the first song on the list to be included.
In making reference to a man who has been described as the “self-proclaimed saviour of the dim right wing,” they are immediately expressing their disapproval of the right wing of politics, as well as a certain type of character who professes to be right wing, but not because they truly understand the point of view, but because they believe it is socially superior to do so.
Despite the fact that Freemasonry promotes equality and that politics are prohibited from being spoken in Masonic Lodges, this artist’s societal image of Freemasonry continues to exist today.
For the first time ever, it occurs in the lyrics of the Punk band “Leatherface.” The lyrics to the song, which was published in 1990, read, “Here comes the Judge, and you can see the Freemason in his eyes.” Even though the feeling is similar to that expressed by Blur in their song “Mr Robinson’s Quango,” Leatherface’s lyrics provide a slightly distinct edge and bring attention to the common mindset of Masons serving in positions of established authority.
- A Judge is supposed to be objective, yet the remark that the Judge “enters” with “Freemason in his eyes” suggests that a judgement has already been reached.
- However, in art, the opinion of Freemasonry is still a useful tool for conveying this type of identity.
- Actually, this entry is not a single song, but rather a whole opera that is based on the life of a Freemason.
- In actuality, it’s a three-song mini-opera about charming characters such as Squire Noodle and his servant Doodle, which you can see on YouTube.
- The allusion to Freemasonry, on the other hand, is distinct from the present denigration of the Fraternity.
- As a result, the opera employs the idea of a straightforward character who is obsessed with morals to the point of being socially awkward.
- It is a good character, but one does not truly understand the complete picture.
The rapper’s real name is Rick Ross, but his given name is William Leonard Roberts II, which is his birth name.
Ross’s membership in Freemasonry is very doubtful in light of his widely publicized unlawful acts, and while though many believe that Freemasonry is a coven for dishonesty, it would be difficult to believe that any Lodge would support the behavior of this guy.
This achievement, as well as the desire to acquire it, appears to be the meaning underlying his characterization of himself as a ‘Spiff-smoking-master-builder’.
Some speculate that Ross is trying to replicate King Solomon’s commitment to building the temple, by striving to create his own big structure while using substances like LSD and MDMA, respectively.
Jump Around is the first Hip Hop song to be included to the Masonic music list, and it was released in 1997.
Though only reaching number 8 in the UK, many DJs in this genre consider the song to be a classic despite the fact that it only reached number 3 on the United States charts.
The Masonic allusion is in the form of the question ‘Do you know anything about the Masons, about their nation?’ and the phrase ‘To the 33 rddegree, you know that that’s me,’ among other things.
Although the statement ‘Do you know about the Masons, about their nation?’ appears to be alluding to the widely held conspiracy that Freemasons dominate the globe, it might also be a simple observation inquiring whether or not the recipient is familiar with Freemasonry and its objectives of a peaceful society.
- As a result, is the artist pledging complete support for either world peace, or world dominance?
- This incredibly contentious song by the singer is the second Hip Hop track to make the cut on this year’s list.
- The BBC was chastised for playing this song, which, in its lyrics, draws a connection between the Queen and the late Saddam Hussein.
- In addition, it raises the possibility that the Royal Family was involved in Princess Diana’s death via orchestration.
The song’Raise the Roof’, which has an Irish folk vibe, can be found on the Celtic Connection label and can be heard on the CD “Celtic Connection.” In the song’s lyrics, you may hear the phrase “We’ll play the Mason’s Apron ’til the Sun comes up.” The allusion to “playing the Mason’s Apron” does not allude to a real attempt to play on the prominent defining aspect of Masonic attire, but rather to a much earlier folk melody that is literally titled “The Mason’s Apron.” With the help of a tin whistle, this ancient, traditional music may be performed, and it is most likely of Irish origin.
- As a result, this inclusion to the list is significant on two levels.
- This song became a hit in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
- The song is usually, but incorrectly, credited to the film’Amadeus,’ which was a modern-styled biography of the composer’Mozart’ that was released in 1984 and had a modern-styled score by John Williams.
- Despite the fact that the strategy was a success, an English-language piece was added to the song in order to reach a larger audience.
- It is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain this version on CD these days, as the majority of Falco CDs still only feature the original German version.
- Similar to the title of ‘The Generous Freemason,’ this title refers to an entire opera rather than a single song.
- It also has a connection to Falco’s earlier song, “Rock Me Amadeus,” since after the lyrics of that song indicate the date of Mozart’s admission into Freemasonry, it continues with the words, “1791, Mozart composes “The Magic Flute.” Mozart passes away on December 5th of the same year.
- Many people thought that the connection was made through the opera’s tale, however it appears that the connection is made more through the musical score itself.
- Artistic expression centered on allegorical themes was particularly prominent during Mozart’s lifetime.
One of the most noteworthy aspects of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” is his constant recurrence of the number three — a number that is particularly prevalent in Masonic ritual. Are you able to decipher the metaphorical meaning of ‘The Magic Flute’?
~Article written by Duncan Burden
Duncan Burden is a history buff who likes doing historical research. He writes on Masonic issues frequently, but because he has been a Freemason for most of his adult life and is a member of various Masonic bodies, including the Royal and Select Master Masons, as well as the Operative Masons, he also enjoys writing on a wide range of historical, mysterious, and exciting subjects. He was born on the Norfolk coast and currently resides in the English county of Hertfordshire. MORE FROM DUNCAN CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Free Mason Song
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- Moses never ascended Mount Zion, which is, of course, located *within* Israel; rather, the reference is to Deuteronomy 34:1-5, in which Moses ascended Mount Nebo, glimpsed the land that the Israelites would eventually inhabit, and died as a result.
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Grateful Dead Greatest Stories Ever Told – “Mason’s Children”
David Dodd is a writer and musician from the United Kingdom. What I want to do is blog on a different song every week, with an emphasis on the lyrics in most cases, but also on certain other parts of the music, such as its overall impact, which is a highly subjective thing. Consequently, I would anticipate that the most interesting part will not be anything specific that I might have to say, but rather the conversation that may develop through the comments over time—and because all of the posts will remain online, you are welcome to weigh in on any of the songs at any time!
- Requests for specific songs will be considered (please private contact me if you have any!) “Mason’s Children” is a play about the children of Mason.
- But, hey, I’m just as cynical and cranky as the next finicky Deadhead when I want to be.
- However, for the fourth or fifth time in my life, I was asked to write a blog post about a specific music, and this was the song that was chosen.
- So, let’s get started.
- That specific masterpiece’s overall tone appears to be at odds with the rest of the suite of songs on that particular album.
- It is simply stated in Hunter’s A Box of Rains that the line is from an unreleased GD song that deals with Altamont in a tangential manner.
But, notwithstanding, I believe it is essentially a Garcia setting of Hunter’s lyric in its entirety.
It’s about mushrooms, it’s about the Masonic order, it’s about cannibalism, it’s about loan sharks…you name anything, and this song is about it, or at least something related to it.
The song’s “satanic overtures” are the subject of a particularly persistent discussion thread on the internet.
Another amusing aspect of the song (I try to find the good in everything) is the intentional usage of a children’s nursery rhyme pattern in the process of listing the days of the week.
The child born on the Sabbath Day, on the other hand, is full of anguish.
With the exception of the weekend.
The film “Mission in the Rain” makes use of Saturday and Sunday, but not the rest of the week.
As an example, a search on the fairly exhaustive Digital Tradition folk song site yields no results for “Keep Rolling By,” which contains the following lines, all of which are sung simultaneously: “Sunday through Saturday.Summer through winter; spring through fall.Summer through winter; spring through fall.
- Specifically, I enjoy Hunter’s use of the nursery rhyme motif, which appears repeatedly in his lyrics, and which I find particularly charming.
- “Mason’s Children” is, without a doubt, a dreadful film.
- The body of a person is bricked up and buried, then sometimes cooked in a stew and consumed.
- I’d love to hear a compelling narrative from anyone—and, to be honest, who cares about cogency anymore?
- This has the potential to be pretty entertaining.
I don’t wish to diminish that admiration in any way; rather, as is often the case, I merely want to bring out a few other perspectives and leave it open for everyone to consider and comment on. Just don’t ask for a “Day Job” or for “Money, Money,” please, and thank you.
Miss Mason’s Music
David Dodd is a writer and musician from New York City. What I intend to do is blog on a different song every week, with an emphasis on the lyrics in most cases, but also on certain other parts of the music, such as its overall impact, which is a completely subjective thing. Consequently, I would anticipate that the most interesting part will not be anything specific that I might have to say, but rather the conversation that may develop through the comments over time—and because all of the posts will remain online, you are welcome to weigh in on any of the songs at any time!
- There always appears to be a new and distinct interpretation of what Grateful Dead lyrics elicit in each listener, it seems.
- To the outside world, it may appear that I am all sweetness and light and completely enthralled by every single song in the band’s repertoire at times, and you would be correct.
- My feelings towards “Mason’s Children” are mixed, to put it mildly.
- When people propose music to write about, I am thrilled.
- As a starting point, I believe there is a legitimate explanation why the song, which was composed and recorded for Workingman’s Dead, was not included on the album.
- Additionally, I believe that its very brief performing career with the band was, if not a planned message, then at the very least well-timed.
Contrary to popular belief, while most of my sources give the song to Garcia and Hunter, it appears to be ascribed to Garcia / Lesh / Weir / Hunter, at least according to the Grateful Dead Family Discography.
In any case, I am open to being proven wrong!
It’s about mushrooms, it’s about the Masonic order, it’s about cannibalism, it’s about loan sharks…you name it, and this song is about it, or at least it’s about a lot of things.
The song’s “satanic overtures” have even become a recurring theme in the discussion board.
The song’s purposeful use of a children’s nursery rhyme pattern, especially the enumeration of the days of the week, is another amusing aspect (I do try to see the positive in everything).
The same is true for “Mason’s Children,” in which the entire week is counted down from one to a hundred.
Saturday and Sunday are not available.
Corrina, as well as the television show “Day Job,” uses the days of Sunday and Monday.
It also has a track called “Keep Rolling By.” Although it’s not a song I can recall off the top of my head, Alex Allan’s theory on the song’s composition suggests that it may have been an original song rather than a traditional piece.
Even in the midst of adversity (Ashes, ashes, all tumble down…), hearing these sentences may transport me back to my childhood.
Regardless of your point of view, the tale depicted by the song is upsetting.
A comparison to Robert Heinlein’s novel, Stranger in a Strange Land, has been proposed, in which the protagonist Valentine Michael Smith is cooked in a soup and eaten by his followers after he dies, has been suggested.
Let’s hear any and all of the anecdotes you might have about how these lyrics inspired you.
Yes, I’m certain there are individuals that enjoy this music.
This isn’t meant to be a slight on that admiration; rather, as is often the case, I simply want to bring out a few other perspectives and leave it open for everyone to consider and comment on. To be clear, please do not inquire about a “Day Job” or “Money, Money,” thanks.
“The Habit of Praise.– Perhaps we do not attach enough importance to the habit of praise in our children’s devotion. Praise and thanksgiving come freely from the young heart; gladness is natural and holy, and music is a delight.”
My belief is that at the center of Mason’s philosophy is a habit of praising her mighty God, who has shown himself to us via Christ, the saviour of the world! All of her publications, including numerous essays published in Parents’ Review, emphasize the centrality of Christ and the importance of being of service to others as the primary aims of her educational principles. It is only through the medium of music that we may truly worship, convey passion, and bless others in ways that words alone will never be able to do.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Scripture demonstrates that music and dancing may be utilized as a method of expressing oneself and worshipping God.
Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the midst of the congregation of the righteous!
Let them dance in honour of his name, making music to him with the tambourine and the lyre!” After Pharaoh’s army was defeated at the Red Sea, the ladies celebrated with songs and dances in the streets.
“Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider have been flung into the water,” Miriam instructed them.
Job conveys his psychological turmoil and anguish through musical instruments as follows: It seems like the churning inside me never ends; days of agony are ahead of me.
Suddenly, I’ve been adopted as the jackal’s sibling and the owl’s confidante.
My lyre is tuned to the sound of lamentation, and my pipe is tuned to the sound of crying.
In my previous life, I was a music major who spent the last year conducting extensive study on the musical aspects of the PNEU programs, Mason’s volumes, and theParents’ Review.
The scope and chronology of Mason’s music instruction have left me really pleased as a result of this study experience!
Her concepts are very life-giving and comprehensive!
Here at Miss Mason’s Music you will find free and membership based resources!
- The author provides an introduction to Charlotte Mason and her ideas. Drill, Singing, Music Appreciation, and Piano/Instrumental Instruction are the four components of music education that are covered in detail in the following sections: Each of these four subjects will have a ScopeSequence developed by Mason, which will include timetables, charts summarizing the books Mason referenced, as well as the practices and methods prescribed by Mason in her primary sources (PR, volumes, and programmes) in order to help you understand and apply them in the modern world
- Songs, books, and seminars are available on the Resource Page, which includes links to both public domain and current works. Instructions on scheduling your lessons
- Sample lessons
- And other resources.
The Yearly Membership will also give you access to:
- Lesson Plans as a part of my Beta Program – Visit this page to see course descriptions and what will be posted on a regular basis throughout the first year of the program. Videos, audio recordings, digitized Living Music books, and resources that are not available anyplace else are all available.
How to use this site:
- Lesson Plans as a part of my Beta Program – Visit this page to see course descriptions and what will be posted on a regular basis throughout the first year of participation. Videos, audio recordings, digitized Living Music books, and resources that are not available anywhere else are all available on this website.
You may join as a free or paid member, learn about Mason’s philosophy, and gain access to the resources by clicking on the links at the top of the page. You may also learn how to include music subjects into your weekly classes by reading this article! Along with that, I explain why I created this web site. Learn more about Drill, Singing, Music Appreciation, and Instrumental Music by using the major tabs at the top of the website to get to each of the music subjects.