Ubi Caritas II

Ubi Caritas II: Through Infinite Ages

SATB A Cappella
Lyrics: Anon.
Language: Latin
Duration: 3:30

Ubi Caritas II is a closely related sequel to my Ubi Caritas published in 2007. Re-imagining some of the same material, such as the main theme from the first piece, Ubi Caritas II is in one sense a more sunny version of its prequel.

While Ubi Caritas II functions as an independent work, it’s also intended to be used in combination with the other piece, for example as prelude/postlude ‘bookends’, perhaps yielding a sense of unity and conclusion to the concert or recording. In those cases, I’d usually recommend ending with Ubi Caritas II.

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

Where charity and love are, God is there.
And may we with the saints also,
See Thy face in glory, O Christ our God:
The joy that is immense and good,
Unto the ages through infinite ages. Amen.