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Quarry, Hill, and Temple

Today in Masonic History we present Quarry, Hill, and Temple by Rob Morris.

Thine in the Quarrry, whence the stone
For mystic workmanship is drawn:
    On Jordan's shore,
    By Zarthan's plain,
Though faint and weary, thine alone
The gloomy mine knows not a ray, -
The heavy toll exhausts the day, -
    But love keeps bright
    The weary heart,
And sings, I'm thine without decay.

Thine on the Hill whose cedars roar
Their perfect form, and foliage fair:
    Each graceful shaft
    And deathless leaf,
Of Maaons' love the emblems are.
Thine when a smile pervades the heaven, -
Thine when the sky's'with thunder riven,-
    Each echo swells
    Throngh answering hills,
My Mason prayer, for thee 'tis, given.

Thine is the Temple, holy place, -
Where silence reigns, the type ol peace;
    With grip and sign,
    And mystic line,
My Mason's friendshlp I confess.
Each block we raise, that friendship grows,
Cemented firmly ne'er to loose;
    And when complete,
    The work we greet,
Thine in the joy my bosom knows.

Thine at the midnight in the cave,-
Thine in floats upon the wave,-

    By Joppa's hill,
    By Kedron 's rill,
And thine, when Sabbath rest we have.
Yes, yes, dear friend, my spirit saith,
I'm thine until and after death !
    No bounds control
    The Mason's soul
Cemented with a Mason'a faith..