RITUAL U. B. F.
OPENING SONG OF THE SECOND DEGREE.
Let each discordant thought be gone,
And love unite our hearts in one;
May we in union strong combine
In work and worship so divine.
Supreme Grand Master, God of power;
Be with us in this happy hour;
Smile on our Avork, our plans approve;
Fill every heart with hope and love.
W. M.—Brethren, please give all the signs of this degree ----.
Worthy Supporters, you will retire to the ante-room and see if
there are any candidates for further advancements. (Supporters
salute and pass out and return.)
Supporters.—Worthy Master, we find Brother-----in the ante¬
room, Avho wishes this degree conferred on him (or them).
W. M.—Brother Secretary, has the candidate in waiting complied
with all usages and requirements of our Order?
Secretary.—He has, Worthy Master (as the case may be~).
W M.—Worthy Supporters, you will retire and prepare the can¬
didate for introduction to this degree. Brother Secretary, you will
also accompany them and propound such questions to the candidate
as the law requires.
The candidate is then introduced and properly initiated, as per
instruction in the several degrees.
The above is general instruction, but here follows the
W M. gives * * raps and says: Brother Secretary, are there
any candidates on record who are desirous of advancement into fur¬
ther mysteries of our Order and of learning the mystic symbol?
W. S.—There are, M. W M.
W M.—You will then, in company with two Supporters, repair to
the ante-room and prepare them for further instructions in the
sublime principles of the Second degree, by collecting additional fees,
questioning them and satisfying yourself of their proficiency in pre¬
vious degrees, return and report, if you find it favorable or to their
advantage, while the Supporters are duly and truly preparing them for
(Secretary and Supporters salute and retire, and question candi¬
dates in the former degree, collect additional fees, etc.)