What should the next advance be for our race
But to eradicate our first disgrace
Since we have suffered long for that betrayal
Forsaking Eden for this earthly jail?
The hope that Paradise might be regained
Once we our innate evils have restrained
To which from the beginning we’ve been prone,
Then our long adolescent stage outgrown—
Inspires us to take our longest stride
Past envy, anger, gluttony and pride
As well as lechery and sloth and greed,
For then indeed we may at last proceed
To build a world of sanity and love,
According to the plan of God above.