Christmas Hymn is presented here in two versions, the first using W. H. Auden’s original text from For the Time Being, while the second uses a slightly altered text which is more inclusive and is transposed to a lower key. Christmas Hymn is ideal as an invitatory carol, introit, or an orison during Christmastide.
Released by Love from isolating wrong,
Let us for Love unite our various song,
Each with his gift according to his kind
Bringing this child his body and his mind.
—W. H. Auden (1907-1974)
Text used by permission of Curtis Brown, Ltd. New York, NY.