The Ahiman Rezon: Or, Book of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, Also, the Ancient Charges, Forms & Ceremonies, as Rev. & Adopted by Order of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, for the Government of the Craft Under Its Jurisdiction, A. L. 5877

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Sherman & Company, 1884 - 263 pages
 

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This version of the work documents the purgation of the name of Jesus Christ from the ritual. The prayer at the opening of a Lodge meeting as late as the 1756 version of this work included the words "This we most humbly beg in the Name and for the sake, of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen." The name "Jesus" and "Jesus Christ" are absent from this version.  

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Page 168 - Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
Page 144 - WITH one consent let all the earth To God their cheerful voices raise ; Glad homage pay with awful mirth, And sing before Him songs of praise.
Page 143 - Jerusalem the golden, With milk and honey blest, Beneath thy contemplation Sink heart and voice oppressed. I know not, OI know not, What social joys are there! What radiancy of glory, What light beyond compare!
Page 93 - God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests...
Page 167 - When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone ? And I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day.
Page 167 - As the cloud is consumed, and vanisheth away, so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.
Page 143 - There is the Throne of David, And there, from care released, The song of them that triumph, The shout of them that feast : And they who, with their Leader, Have conquered in the fight, For ever and for ever Are clad in robes of white...
Page 191 - The Grand Lodge of the most ancient and honorable fraternity of free and accepted Masons...
Page 167 - The days of our years are threescore years and ten ; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Page 153 - But will God indeed dwell on the earth ? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee ; how much less this house that I have builded...

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