A good two-plus years since the tsunami of 2004, this hymn has emerged (if you really want to call it a hymn). Point good: the tune PASSION CHORALE is a treasured classic. Point bad: terrible text. I have nothing against social justice (except for the convenient misinterpretation by the ACLU and similar ilk) but to destroy hymnody with it is just ridiculous, and I pray for the victims and their families of such a tragedy, but I hope this doesn't hit any Catholic hymnals, missalettes, music issues, or the like anytime soon.
At least the Navy Hymn (Eternal Father, strong to save) is a petition and not a whiny little rant like O God, that great tsunami.
Hat tip to the Curt Jester.