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Where Charity and Love Prevail

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Translator: Omer Westendorf

Omer Westendorf, one of the earliest lyricists for Roman Catholic liturgical music in English, died on October 22, 1997, at the age of eighty-one. Born on February 24, 1916, Omer got his start in music publishing after World War II, when he brought home for his parish choir in Cincinnati some of the Mass settings he had discovered in Holland. Interest in the new music being published in Europe led to his creation of the World Library of Sacred Music, initially a music-importing firm that brought much of this new European repertoire to U.S. parishes. Operating out of a garage in those early years, Omer often joked about the surprised expressions of visitors who stopped by and found a wide range of sheet music in various states of “stora… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Where charity and love prevail
Title: Where Charity and Love Prevail
Latin Title: Ubi caritas
Translator: Omer Westendorf (1961)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1961, 1962, World Library Publications, Inc.



Instances (1 - 30 of 30)

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #483

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #264

Christian Worship (2021) #727

Common Praise (1998) #487


Evangelical Lutheran Worship #359

Gather (3rd ed.) #706

Gather Comprehensive #625

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #610

Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #288

Text InfoAudio

Glory to God #316

Hymnal Supplement 98 #878

Hymnal Supplement II #51

Hymnal #305

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #756

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #720

Lutheran Service Book #845

Moravian Book of Worship #785

One in Faith #745

Page Scan

One in Faith #747

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #591

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #809

RitualSong #747

Santo, Santo, Santo #271

The Book of Praise #692

The Hymnal 1982 #581

The New Century Hymnal #396


The United Methodist Hymnal #549

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #162

This Far By Faith #84

Worship (4th ed.) #700

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