Princeton, IN 634

Our stained glass window

The stained glass above the Exalted Ruler's station was installed in 1912 as a memorial for departed brothers. It depicts Brotherly Love and the Story Abou Ben Adhem.

Abou Ben Adhem

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold.
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold.
And to the presence in the room he said,
"What writest Thou?" The vision raised his head,
And, with a look of all sweet accord,
Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said About. "Nay, not so,"
Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low,
But cheerily still; and said, "I pray thee, then
"Write me as one that loves his fellow-men."

The Angel wrote, and vanished. The next night
It came again, with a great awakening light.
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed.
And, lo, Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.