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Caritas Christi Urget Nos

Date: June 22, 2020Posted by: Marionette Martinez

As a gift to her alma mater, St. Paul College Pasig, on its 50th year, songwriter Trina Belamide has written “Caritas Christi Urget Nos”—"The love of Christ impels us" (2 Cor 5:14).

In 1995, Belamide's song, "Tell the World of His Love," won the top prize in the search for the theme song for the 1995 World Youth Day to celebrate the visit of the Pope John Paul II to the Philippines.

“Caritas Christi Urget Nos” music and lyrics: Trina Belamide; arranged by Paulo Zarate; vocals: Rica Arrambulo, Trina Belamide, Melanie Dujunco, Aui Tomas-Tamayo.

I will be One who will always care
So there can be Hope for the ones who despair
In a world of injustice and apathy
I’ll be a mirror of the love of Christ
Serving the poor, sick and hungry
I will bring light into their lives
CHORUS: Caritas Christi urget nos
The love of Christ impels us
By sharing and giving to those in need
The Good News is proclaimed
Caritas Christi urget nos
The love of Christ impels us
By showing His love through our words and deeds
We live the Paulinian way (We live the Paulinian way)
We live the Paulinian way
I will seek Always to live in truth
And I will be Steadfast in all I do
As we fight the good fight in our journey
Until the very end of this race
We’ll be like Paul and like Mary
And hold to our unwavering faith