[Emessay Notes, a newsletter put out by the Masonic Service Association, carried the
following untitled prayer in its Jan.2007 issue, noting that it had been sung at the Grand Masters Banquets
in both 2001 and 2006.
This prayer is to be sung to the tune of Edelweiss.
[This was found in a small book entitled "Fraternal Poetry and Prose" (1950, 96p.).
Note: These are almost certainly two different people, but that wasn't known when this page was first set up, and it doesn't seem worthwhile to separate them now, since we don't have a lot of material on either one.
a biography of Fr. McBride is available
He was ordained in 1953 and is (as of c.2006) still alive. Since he is a Catholic priest, it's highly unlikely that he's also a Mason
An A.S. McBride was Grand Master of the Texas Grand Lodge in the 1930's.
Unfortunately, that was the Grand Lodge of Machinists!
A more likely A.S. McBride was the author of the book "Speculative Freemasonry" in 1922.
His son, Bro. Andrew McBride of Glasgow, wrote an article based on his late father's notes October 1925,
so A.S. must have died by that date.