1 And have I, Christ, no love to thee,
No passion for thy charms?
No wish my Saviour's face to see,
And dwell within his arms?
2 Is there no spark of gratitude
In this cold heart of mine,
To him whose generous bosom glow'd
With friendship all divine?
3 Can I pronounce his charming name,
His acts of kindness tell;
And, while I dwell upon the theme,
No sweet emotion feel?
4 Such base ingratitude as this
What heart but must detest!
Sure Christ deserves the noblest place
In every human breast.
5 A very wretch, Lord, I should prove,
Had I no love to thee:
Rather than not my Saviour love,
O may I cease to be!
Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #CIII
And have I, Christ, no love for Thee. S. Stennett. [Holy Anxiety.] Contributed to Rippon s Baptist Selections, 1787, No. 252, in 5 stanza of 4 lines. It has passed into several hymn-books. It is also found in his Memoir by W. Jones, 1824. Orig. text, Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1863, No. 640.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)