Dedicated to Scottish Freemasonry
Ordo Ab Chao
Ye Sons of Old Killie
By Bro. Robert Burns
Ye sons of Auld Killie, assembled by Willie,
To follow the noble vocation;
Your thrifty old mother has scarce such another
To sit in that honoured station.
I’ve little to say, but only to pray,
As praying’s the ton of your fashion;
A prayer from the muse you well may excuse,
`Tis seldom her favorite passion.
Ye powers who preside o’er the wind and the tide,
Who marked each element’s border,
Who formed this frame with beneficent aim
Whose sovereign statute is order,
Within this dear mansion may wayward contention,
Or withered Envy ne’er enter,
May secrecy round be the mystical bound
And brotherly love be the center.
Strive to Live with Love and Care, on the Level, by the Square.
Freemasonry is a peculiar system of morality, veiled
in allegory and illustrated by symbols.