Sing ye praises loud and long And let the unenlightened know In every echo of your song The great deeds done, tho' long ago By Columbus of the valiant soul Who first old Neptune has controlled Despite of envy, intrigue, gold In the dim past of long ago.
With vessels three, o'er stormy sea He thrilled the world of long ago While wisdom linked with destiny In justice scales its weight did throw.
We are his heirs we wear his name We boast his deeds we spread his fame.
Our order is the shining flame That lights the gloom of long ago.
Now our evening's work is done Then let us ev'ry one Join in a song Long may our Order stand Foremost in this free land Ready with heart in hand To right each wrong.
We have a mission great True to our Church and State Onward we move We dry the mourner's tear The tired heart we cheer Faith in our works appear, Upheld by Love.