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Gray Court. C.M.

A C minor fuging tune in 4/4 time. Composed 2010.

Text from Samuel Stennett, 1787.

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And have I, Christ, no love for thee, 

  No passion for thy charms? 

No wish my Saviour, face to see, 

  And dwell within his arm? 

 

Is there no spark of gratitude 

  No this cold heart of vine, 

To hint whore generous bosom glow'd

  With friendship all divine? 

 

Can I pronounce his charming name, 

  His acts of kindness tell; 

And, while I dwell upon the theme, 

  No sweet emotion feel? 

 

Such bane ingratitude as this 

  What heart but must detest! 

Sure Christ deserves the noblest place 

  In every human breast.