No. 16. To Our Homes We Go.
Closing Ode. Tune — "Sweet By-and-By."
1. Gentle friends, all your duties performed,
From the toils and cares of the week,
And from life's changing sunshine and storm,
The sweet quiet of Home let us seek.
To our homes now we go
By the sweet silvery moon's mellow light,
And the stars softly glow
While we bid you a pleasant good night.
2. With our brothers and sisters to meet
In the halls of the Patrons we love;
All the friends of the Order to greet,
But the hour bids us homeward to move.
3. Now may kind fortune's blessings expand;
May each honest endeavor succeed;
May each true Patron throughout the land
Be rewarded for each honest deed.