Absent Brethren Toast


A SHORT BUFFALO PRAYER


 O` LORD help us to do the work  we have  to do for this our noble order

 peacefully while on this earth ,

to have charity of the heart ,  and  to help those who are in need ,

and help us to encourage brotherly love and good fellowship ,

and when our days on this earth are over ,

grants us the right to join our brothers link in the grand lodge above .

 


ABSENT BRETHREN TOAST


SPIRIT OF TRUTH,   BEFORE WE HOMEWARD WEND,   ON THE WE CALL ;

 

ASSIST US EACH TO SUCCOUR AND DEFEND

GOOD BRETHREN ALL.

 

FROM CARES AND SORROWS ,   ABSENT BRETHREN FREE ,

WHEREVER THEY ROAM,   IN AIR,  ON LAND OR SEA .

 

LET THY KIND SPIRIT HOVER ROUND THEM NOW ,

AND SO ENTHRAL ;

 

THAT THEY WILL KEEP THEIR OBLIGATION VOW,

 SO SAY WE ALL.

 

AND WHEN ON US THE IVY LEAVES DESCEND ,

 GRANT WE MAY JOIN THY LINK OUR BROTHERS FRIEND.