Today, Holy Thursday, is the day for singing the ancient chant Ubi Caritas!
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.
Which I translate freely,
Where charity and love are, there is God. The love of Christ has gathered us into one. Let us exult, and let us take delight in Him. Let us fear and let us love the living God. Let us love out of a sincere heart.
This of course is only the first verse. But it is beautiful! And totally appropriate for today’s feast!
Apparently this chant was composed sometime between the fourth century and the twelfth century. Now how is that for historical precision?
According to one, Mr. Aaron Green,
What began as a Gregorian chant that some music scholars believe originated before…
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