Ceremony

 

The Lodge will be Opened, Passed and Raised by

 

Brother John Robinson Thorburn, Master

 

 

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Midlothian will be received, headed by

 

Brother Thomas Constable Smith

Provincial Grand Master

 

 

Grand Lodge will be received,

headed by

 

Brother Ewan Rutherford

Depute Grand Master

 

The Master will present the Gavel to the Depute Grand Master

 

 

Ceremony of Rededication

 

The Depute Grand Master will announce the purpose of the meeting

 

 

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The Lordís my shepherd,

Yea, though I walk in

Iíll not want.

deathís dark vale

He makes me down to lie

yet will I fear none ill:

In pastures green:

he leadeth me

For thou art with me:

and thy rod

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And staff me comfort still.

 

 

 

 

 

My soul he doth restore again:

 

Goodness and mercy all my life

And me to walk doth make

Shall surely follow me;

Within the paths of righteousness,

And in Godís house for evermore,

Evín for His own nameís sake.

My dwelling place shall be.

 

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Scripture Reading Ė Grand Chaplain

 

 

Act of Rededication

 

Tune: Amazing Grace

 

1 Pray that Jerusalem may have

2 Therefore I wish that peace

Peace and felicity:

may still

Let them that love thee and

Within Thy walls remain

thy peace

And ever may Thy palaces

Have still Prosperity

Prosperity retain.

 

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Peace be in Thee: Iíll say

And for the House of God our Lord

Iíll seek Thy good alway.

 

 

Obligation

 

 

The Threefold Blessing

 

 

 

 

Oration by Grand Chaplain

(Brethren to remain seated during this part of the ceremony)

 

Paraphrase 18 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tune: Glasgow

 

Behold! the mountain

To this the joyful nations round

of the Lord

All tribes and tongues,

In latter days shall rise

shall flow;

On mountain tops

Up to the hill of God,

above the hills,

theyíll say

And draw the wondering eyes.

And to his house weíll go.

 

Blessing from the South

Brethren: So mote it be.

 

The beam that shines

Among the nations

from Zion hill

he shall judge;

Shall lighten every land;

His judgements truth shall guide;

The King who reigns in

His sceptre shall

Salemís towers

protect the just,

Shall all the world command.

And quell the sinnerís pride.

 

Blessing from the West

Brethren: So mote it be.

 

No strife shall rage,

No longer hosts

nor hostile feuds

encountering hosts

Disturb those peaceful years;

Shall crowds of slain deplore:

To ploughshares men

They hang the trumpet

shall beat their swords,

in the hall,

To pruning hooks their spears.

And study war no more.

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Blessing from the East

Brethren: So mote it be.

 

Address by Bro. Ewan Rutherford, Depute Grand Master

 

Paraphrase 2: †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tune: Salzburg

 

O God of Bethel!

Our vows, our prayírs

By whose Hand

we now present

Thy people still are fed;,

Before thy throne of grace;

Who through this weary

God of our fathers!

pilgrimage

Be the God

Hast all our fathers led.

Of their succeeding race.

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Prayer of Thanksgiving

Brethren: So mote it be.

 

Brethren will sing

Such blessings from thy gracious hand

Our humble prayírs implore

And thou shalt be our chosen God

And portion evermore.

 

Benediction

 

The Depute Grand Master will present the Gavel to the Master

 

The Master will thank the Depute Grand Master

 

Collection on behalf of Grand Lodge Benevolent Fund

 

Grand Lodge will retire

 

Provincial Grand Lodge will retire

 

The Lodge will be closed in due and antient form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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250th Anniversary

Rededication Ceremony

 

 

To be held on

 

Saturday 10th March 2018

In

 

Masonic Hall

7 Balcarres Road

Musselburgh

 

At 12:30pm