Music for Maundy Thursday

If Ye Love Me, Keep my Commandments
A New Commandment

3 settings of Ubi Caritas


Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exultemus, et in ipso iucundemur.
Temeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Simul ergo cum in unum congregamur:
Ne nos mente dividamur caveamus.
Cessent iurgia 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:
Saecula per infinita saeculorum.

Where charity and love are, there God is.
The love of Christ has gathered us into one flock.
Let us exult, and in Him be joyful.
Let us fear and let us love the living God.
And from a sincere heart let us love each other (and Him).

Where charity and love are, there God is.
Therefore, whensoever we are gathered as one:
Lest we in mind be divided, let us beware.
Let cease malicious quarrels, let strife give way.
And in the midst of us be Christ our God.

Where charity and love are, there God is.
Together also with the blessed may we see,
Gloriously, Thy countenance, O Christ our God:
A joy which is immense, and also approved:
Through infinite ages of ages.


  1. Ah Tallis . . .magnificent.

  2. Catching up on all these. Reminded me of my favorite Ubi caritas by Imant Raminsh. Thanks. Those Tallis Scholars were like crack cocaine for my ears. Esp the Sop who just effortlessly soared through that repeated descending high passage. Wow…..having soprano envy.

  3. Kristine says:

    I don’t know Imant Raminsh–I’ll have to go discover it. Thanks!

  4. woodboy says:

    The Durufle is the reason I sign up to sing this service every year. Good song for a wedding too…

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Durufle’s Ubi. Fantastic setting.

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