We do a lot of singing both during a Lodge meeting and after when at dinner (known as the "South"). We have a very special song that is an old tradition of ours that is generally reserved for special events or distinguished visitors. One of the Brothers will jump on the piano and we will all sing this beautiful and stirring song with gusto. And yes. We sing the latin version!

Gaudeamus Igitur

 

Gaudeamus igitur, 

 

Iuvenes dum sumus

 

Post Iucundam iuventutem 

 

Post molestam senectutem 

 

Nos habebit humus 

 

Nos habebit humus 

 

 

 

Ubi sunt qui ante nos, 

 

In mundo fuere? 

 

Vadite ad superos 

 

Transite in inferos 

 

Ubi am fuere

 

Ubi am fuere 

Let us therefore rejoice,

 

While we are young.

 

After our youth,

 

After a troublesome old age,

 

The earth will hold us.

 

The earth will hold us.

 

 

 

Where are they now,

 

That preceded us in this world?

 

You may search the heavens.

 

You may traverse the underworld.

 

If you wish to find them.

 

If you wish to find them.

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Lodge University of Sydney 544

United Grand Lodge of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory
 

Meets every 3rd Friday except December and January

at the Sydney Masonic Centre
 

+61 2 9284 2800

279 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000

PO Box A259 Sydney South NSW 1235

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