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Not Brought to Light
Not brought to light! when, ere your call
At Masons' portals, you had given
All pledges that an honest soul
Can give to earth or give to Heaven.
Not brought to light! that word you spoke,
By man, by heavenly things adored,
The silence of the Lodge you broke,
And loud averred, I trust in God.
Not brought to light! when journeying round,
Within the range of every eye,
Whole and unspotted you were found,
Fit for the ranks of Masonry.
Not brought to light! when from that Book,
That written Law by us adored,
Your dazzled glance its flight betook,
To yonder type that speaks of God.
Then shame on them, the sons of Night,
Thus blindly stumbling on their way,
Mistaking Masons' ancient Rite
For childish jest or senseless play.
Shame on the blind who lead the blind
Oh for an hour of Him who drove
From temple courts the crowd that sinned,
And taught the law of Light and Love!
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