We welcome you the visitors being received in the West,
From far you all have journeyed, and now we offer rest,
You've laboured in the quarry with us, your work has proven true,
With fellowship and refreshment your worthy wage now due.
We're all men, some fathers, some sons, but brothers all,
The sacred truth that binds us will never see us fall,
We are equals garbed as royals, travelling to the sublime,
Fraternal visitation, Masonic, a no truer testament of time.
Your presence adds quality to the common stock now here,
The Cathedrals built in our hearts, never weakened by worldly fear,
We as members of West Gate are the stones that wall this hallowed place,
And with your visitation you bring harmony that resonates this space.
For visitation is the mortar that shores the sway and waft,
To level the structure eternal and perfect the builders Craft,
Without this component that your presence surely brings,
Our faith would sorely weaken, and lamenting we would sing.
We thank you for your presence and your promise of brotherly love,
And hope that you will return again by the Architects grace from above,
We at West Gate have enjoyed the generous warmth you've brought,
For fraternal visitation keeps Masonic bonds well taut.
Bro. Kevin Furlong 2011