The Last Toast Of The Evening

WM Are your glasses charged in the West and South?

Tyler The Worshipful Master cries-
Are your glasses charged in the West and South ?
They are charged in the West, they are charged in the South,
Are the Wardens’ prompt replies
Then to one final toast tonight, Your glasses fairly drain;

S&JW “Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again.”

Tyler The Masons’ social Brotherhood, around the festive board,
Reveal a wealth more precious far Than selfish miser’ s hoard.
They freely share the priceless stores
That generous hearts contain

S&JW “Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again.”

Tyler We work like Masons, free and true
And when our work is done
A merry song and cheering glass,
Are not unduly won; And only at our farewell pledge
Is pleasure touched with pain.

S&JW “Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again.”

Tyler Amidst our mirth we drink
To all poor Masons o’er the world
On every shore our flag of love
Is gloriously unfurled.
We prize each Brother, fair or dark, Who bears no moral stain.

S&JW “Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again.”

Tylet The Mason feels the noble truth, The Scottish peasant told:-
“The rank is but the guinea stamp,
The man himself the gold.”
With us the rich and poor unite
And equal rights maintain

S&JW “Happy to meet, sorry to part happy to meet again.”

Tyler Dear Brethren of the mystic tie Tthe night is waning fast Our Duty’ s done,
Our feast is o’er this toast must be our last.
Goodnight, Goodnight; but yet once more, Repeat the farewell strain:-
“Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again.”
To all poor and distressed Masons throughout the Universe, a speedy relief and a safe return to their native land, should they so desire it.