Lyrics

Ubi Caritas

Ubi caritas et amor Deus ibi est
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor
Exsultemus et in ipso jucundemur
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincere

Ubi caritas et amor Deus ibi est
Simul ergo cum in unum congregamur
Ne nos mente dividamur caveamus
Cessent jurgia maligna, cessent lites
Et in medio nostri sit Christus Deus

Ubi caritas et amor Deus ibi est
Simul quoque cum beatis videamus
Glorianter vultum tuum, Christe Deus
Gaudium quod est immensum atque probum
Seacula per infinita saeculorum

Translation from Latin to English

Where love and loving-kindness are together, God is always there
Since Christ's love has gathered us all together in one company,
Let us rejoice and take delight n Him, now and forever,
Let us now without any reserve or deception love one another.

Where love and loving-kindness are together, God is always there,
Therefore, whenever we are together,
Let us not be divided from each other in our feelings;
Let spite, quarreling and strife cease among us, and may Christ, who is God, be in our midst.

Where love and loving-kindness are together, God is always there
Bring us, in the company of the blessed, to behold Your great beauty,
To see Your face in glory, Christ our God,
There to possess heaven's peace and joy, Your truth and love,
Happiness of immeasurable excellence,
Through unending ages of ages, world without end.

Words: Anonymous, ca.9th Century
Music composed and arranged by Connie Dover
From the CD, The Wishing Well, by Connie Dover © Taylor Park Music

The text of this song dates from the 9th Century, and may be found in Graduale Sacrosancte Romance Ecclesia de Tempore et de Sanctus, a collection of Gregorian chants for the Roman Catholic Mass.


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