1 My God, I love you; not because
I hope for heaven thereby,
nor yet because if I do not
I shall for ever die.

2 But you, Lord Jesus, on the cross
once suffered in my place;
for me you bore the nails and spear,
the darkness and disgrace:

3 And griefs and torments numberless
and sweat of agony,
and even death itself, for one
who was your enemy.

4 Then why, O Saviour Jesus Christ,
should I not love you well?
not for the sake of winning heaven
nor of escaping hell:

5 Not with the thought of seeking gain
nor working for reward,
but as you gave yourself for me,
O ever-loving Lord.

6 So now I love you, and will love,
and in your praise will sing,
solely because you are my God
and my eternal king.

No me mueve, mi Dios, para querieste translated Edward Caswall (1814-1878) adapted by Jubilate Hymns
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