Auld Lang Syne
Onward Christian Soldiers - Knights Templar Hymn
Rock of Ages
When The Saints Go Marching in
Nearer My God to Thee
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Note: The editor is not saying that these tunes should be used in the lodge; rather, these are tunes which are currently being
used in lodges. The approval for any such use is unknown to the editor.
Music Used in an American Lodge
Music Used in English Lodges
A Table Lodge in Indiana
A Table Lodge in Texas
Here is a "song sheet" from Concord Lodge #13, in South Dakota. It is truly a part of history!!
Here is a another piece of masonic history, an "Opening Ode" from Trenton, New Jersey on January 19, 1876!
Even more historic Masonic music, "Except the Lord Build the House" and "I Have Surely Built Thee an House to Dwell in" by A. Holmes-Dallimore, a fund raiser from London, England circa December 1923!
Australian Lodges under the Grand Lodge
of Antient, Free and Accepted Masons of
South Australia and Northern Territory sing the beautiful "Song of Australia" at the Festive Board, after the toast to Grand Lodge.
Lodges in the United States usually have a "Flag Salute" at the opening of the lodge. Often, when there is a Lodge Musician, the lodges expand this to include the playing of the National Anthem. Even more impressive is this "Flag Presentation Ceremony" used in Henry Lodge No. 57, in Fairfax, Virginia.
Lodges in Texas, Georgia and parts of Alabama sing a "Funeral Dirge" (lyrics) to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne".
Festive Board Traditions and Songs, a song book from Norfolk Broads Lodge 8368. This is a "sailing" lodge, and some of the songs reflect that affinity. Contributed by Brother David Thompson.
- Eternal Father
- Toasting Song (Tune: Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl)
- Lodge Song (Tune: Blow the Man Down)
- Visitor's Song (Tune: What Shall We Do with A Drunken Sailor)
- Bay of Biscay
- O Shenandoah
- Auld Lang Syne
More tunes for music used at festive boards and other lodge functions may be found at "The Internet Lodge Organist" by Brother Peter F. Coates
Another Example of A Festive Board with Lodge Songs (lyrics only).
Here is a link to an American Festive Board in "beautiful sunny downtown Burbank, California!"
Another Historic March