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by E. F. Hayward

The highest pinnacle that man can reach,
And the greatest gospel that he may preach,
Is to love the truth, and to hate a lie;
Without this virtue, our honor would die.
For Truth is the essence of all that's good,
The real foundation of Brotherhood;
It comes from the heart that is clean and pure,
And makes our pledges of honor secure;
It conquers selfishness, greed and deceit,
Expels from the mind any impulse to cheat;
Puts into prayer the force of the Soul,
Brings us results, for it reaches the goal.
Promise, without truth, is hollow and dead,—
We base our hope on the promise ahead.
Teach it, and preach it, instill it in youth,
Then practice it daily; telling the truth.

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