RITUAL U. li. F.
Chap.—I heard a voice saying unto me, write from henceforth,
blessed are the dead that die in the .Lord; even so saith the spirit,
for they rest from their labor.
Response—Amen! Amen! Amen!
While the grave is being filled a hymn should be sung.
[Tune— AArINDHAM. L. M.]
Farewell, dear friends, death calls me home,
With you no more this earth I'll roam.
But in that world I'll soar above,
Where all is peace and God is love.
O, meet me in the Lodge above,
Where all is peace and joy and love.
Our sorrows there will all be o'er,
When we are safe on Canaan's shore.
My nearest kindred are bereft,
But God, my Maker, knows Avhat's best.
Be kind to them, both aged and youth,
In Justice, Mercy, and in Truth.
We'll meet in that Grand Lodge abOA'e,
Where all is joy and God is love,
United Brothers then Ave'll be,
When Ave our Saviour's face shall see.
After singing the above the following signs are given :
Clasp the hands in front of the body at arms' length and say,
"Unite;" raise hands up at full arms' length, cast eyes heaA-enward,
and say, " Bless;" bring down hands, catching hold of arms half way
between elboAvs and shoulders, and say, "And save us;" raise right
hand, point up with forefinger, and say, "In Thy Kingdom," raise
left hand also up at full arm's length, with hands open, and say, " O,
Lord;" then let both hands fall to sides. Repeat three times.
♦Benediction, and the procession is re-formed.
N. B. Lodge banners must be kept folded up when returning