For if such holy Song
Enwrap our fancy long,
Time will run back, and fetch the age of gold. . . .
John Milton, "The hymn" 14, "On the morning of Christ's nativity."
"But wisest Fate says no, | This must not yet be so". For the cross, the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep, and the judgment stand between us and "our bliss | Full and perfect" (stanzas 16-18).