COMMANDER rises: Master at Arms, That officer rises and gives token of sincerity what is the last and constant care of every Knight of the Maccabees?
MASTER AT ARMS: To remember his pledges to the Order, and to protect humanity, especially the widows and the orphans.
COMMANDER: Sir Knights, never fail to discharge these important duties. Let us now sing the closing ode.
Give three raps with gavel.
Closing Ode [See left]
COMMANDER: Sir Knight Master at Arms, remove the circle; close the book; collect the odes, and place all in the depository of this Tent.
MASTER AT ARMS, after complying with the orders, returning to his station and says: Sir Knight Commander, your orders have been obeyed.
COMMANDER: Sir Knight Sentinel, call in the Picket.
SENTINEL, after the Picket appears, says: Sir Knight Commander, your orders have been obeyed.
COMMANDER: This review is ended. Sir Knights, retire to your homes in peace, and hold yourselves ever in readiness to serve our noble cause.
Ancient initiation rite
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Air:—Sweet, Bye and Bye.
1. We now go from our labors tonight,
To our homes, to our hearths, to our rest.
May our lives overflow with kind acts,
Our hearts full of joy and tenderness.
Chorus—Let us join in the song,
As it comes from that beautiful shore.
Yes, we'll join in the song,
As it floats from that beautiful shore.
2. When we meet in our Tent once again,
When we enter this guarded abode,
As brothers our work we'll review,
And endeavor to lighten each load.
Chorus—Let us join in the song, etc.
3. When our life's grand review shall be held,
In yonder grand mansion of rest,
All warfare and trials will be over,
In that beautiful land of the blest.