Ešenvalds, Ēriks: O salutaris hostia

O salutaris hostia (2009)

O salutaris hostia quae coeli pandis ostium,
bella premunt hostilia: da robur, fer auxilium,
uni trinoque Domino sit sempiterna gloria,
qui vitam sine termino nobis donet in patria.

O saving victim, open wide the gate of heaven to man below;
our foes press on from every side, thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.
All praise and thanks to thee ascend for evermore, blest One in Three;
O grant us life that shall not end, in our true native land with thee.

Words: St Thomas Aquinas (1227–74) tr. John Mason Neale (1818–66)
Music: Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977)