‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Lodge
A summons had been given that no Brother could dodge
With due and timely notice, the Master did send
The notice of a meeting we all must attend
As we waited with patience for the chair in the East
To be filled by his presence our questions increased
Why were we called there on this Christmas Eve?
What had Worshipful planned? Just what could it be?
When he walked through the door, he hadn’t a clue
He said “I received a summons, the same as did you”
So who called the special meeting this cold winter night
With a summons that said it would give us great light?
Then on the lodge roof there arose such a clatter
We all sprang out the door to see what was the matter
And what to our wondering eyes should appear
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer
While standing outside in the new fallen snow
From inside the Lodge, we heard a loud “HO HO HO!”
We ran back inside and it gave us great pause
Sitting in the East was Worshipful Santa Clause
The Master’s apron and jewel he wore with great pride
Merry Christmas my Brothers he said smiling wide
From North Pole Number one, I send you a greeting
And very special news from our latest meeting
You have guided your lives as all Mason’s should
By the square and the compasses, you always do good
Your character ne’er fails to stick to the heart of
Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love
And so then my Brothers, from the Lodge in the North
You are all honored members from this day hence forth
Continue to live by the compasses and square
Then St. Nick asked the chaplain to lead us in prayer
Master Santa then said I must finish my night
Now hop in my sleigh for a magic Christmas flight
My reindeer will take you where this night you belong
Home to your families who’ll never know you were gone
“Now Dasher! Now Dancer!
Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid!
On, Donner and Blitzen!
From this Lodge to their homes
Take these Brothers withal!
Now dash away! Dash away!
Dash away all!”
Back with my family on that on that Christmas Eve
I told them this story but they couldn’t believe
I told them of riding in Santa’s red sleigh
They still say I had way too much eggnog that day
My Brothers still talk of that night second to none
When Santa made us members of North Pole number one
And how he flew out of sight and exclaimed from above
Merry Christmas to all and to all, Brotherly love