To You, in the Year 2000 A.D.
By Edna S. Dustin
(This together with valuable documents was sealed in the
cornerstone of the Monument Park Ward, to be opened in
the year 2000 A.D. The Church is to be dedicated in July 1950.)
Here in the snowlight of December weather,
We of this ward are gathered together
To seal in this cornerstone a few
Notes of this day, with our faith in you —
You, our children’s children in 2000 A.D.,
As we place each brick on this faithstone, may we
Cement our faith like each brick we lay,
That you may find us as worthy as they
To whose memory this edifice we stretch in height
Over the place they camped that night —
That first night they slept in this promised land,
Dreamed of this day when churches, temples, would stand.
They built on their faith in us, as we, too,
Build with their faith on our faith in you.
May we build their dreams that we have acquired
And be the parents you desired.