Ubi Caritas

SSAA A Cappella
Lyrics: Anon.
Language: Latin
Duration: 3:00
Publisher: Walton Music

This short work is one of my first choral pieces, written in 1999. After having sung Maurice Duruflé’s incredible Ubi Caritas in high school (one of my absolute favorite choral works of all time), I wanted to humbly try my own hand at this beautiful, timeless text. The work is very much influenced by Gregorian chant and Early Music, though not based on any existing medieval material.

Also available in versions for SATB and TTBB.

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exultemus, et in ipso iucundemur.
Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.
Where charity and love are, God is there.
Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him.
Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.