(Signs of the First Degree are given three times while singing
last verse, commencing with the word " United.")
W- M.—I now declare this Lodge of U. B. F. open for the trans¬
action of business. (Order of business transacted.)
W M.—Worthy Secretary, what are the receipts of the evening?
Sec.—The receipts are $---, Worthy Master.
W M.—Has the Treasurer received the same?
Treas.—I have, Worthy Master.
W. M.—Brethren, I am now about to close this Lodge. Let not
the principles enjoined upon you by our Order be forgotten when we
are separated to mingle in the busy pursuits of life, but let Justice,
Mercy and Truth be your watchword, and be ever mindful of the
needs and distresses of a brother or sister, exhibiting by your integ¬
rity and labor that the teachings of the Order are not in vain. We
desire the presence of all, and shall expect you at our next meeting.
Let us sing our Closing Ode.
One of the following is sung:
[ Tune—Old Hundred. L. M.J
Dear Friendship Brothers, now we part,
We'll keep within a pure, clean heart;
Spare us to meet, O, Lord, with care,
On the triangle and the square.
Dismiss us, O, Lord,
With Thy blessings, Ave pray;
Go with us through life,
And direct us each day:
And if we assemble
No more in life's race,
Then take us to Heaven,
That fair dwelling place.
Life, Joy, Peace and LoAfe.
Take us to Thyself in the mansions above.
Signs of the degree are then given with grand honors and grave
signs. Then the W. M. says: Dear brethren of the Mystic Ten,
our labor for this night is done. Let not our true principles be for¬
gotten when we separate to mingle in the busy pursuits of life. The