W.H.Auden is the greatest poet of the post-Eliot era whose poetic oeuvre encompasses multiple facets of his creative personality. He outgrew the social preoccupation of his early years when the Second World War broke out and turned towards a relentless search for perennial values. This shift is perspective from ‘eros’ to ‘agape’ gave a religious dimension to his poetry which has not received the critical attention it deserves. Here Auden’s religious poetry from New Year letter to thank you, fog, has been critically examined and juxtaposed besides Eliot’s and Hopkin’s. The author has ingeniously demonstrated that the poet’s religious preoccupations didn’t mean any radical change in his ideology. The stylistic virtuosity as reflected in the longer poems of Auden has been evaluated in its thematic and structural contexts. Here one will find all that should be indispensably consulted on this aspect of Auden’s poetic personality.