The Model Grange.
E. R. LATTA.
JAS. L. ORR.
1. There's mystical Grange that in thought I behold,
A lodge that seems faultless to me,
And along with its members so faithful to meet,
I think what a pleasure 'twould be;
Not a member is absent from will or neglect,
But strives to be ever in place,
There's a union of form and a union of hearts,
And never of envy a trace.
Let us faithfully labor, my brothers, each day,
Though hindrances many a bound,
Till a Grange that may truly a model be called,
May here in our Order be found.
2. In the mystical Grange that in fancy I view,
Each thinks of the measures at stake,
And he firmly resolves in the depth of his heart,
He never the cause will forsake;
There the members united for brotherly love,
Are joined in a oneness of aim,
Even now I behold them in session convened,
And proud of their purpose and name.
3. 'Tis a model indeed that I have in my mind,
And system is ev'rywhere seen,
All the ritual forms are observed by each one,
As oft as the members convene;
All the vows that are taken are faithfully kept,
As vows that are proper should be,
How I long for a brotherhood noble as this,
A Grange that seems faultless to me.