"...'Well,' says one, 'I have room for him,
but I am not worthy that he should come to me.'
Ah! I did not ask about worthiness;
have you room for him?
'Oh! But I feel it is a place not at all fit for Christ!'
Nor was the manger a place fit for him,
and yet there was he laid.
'Oh! but I have been such a sinner;
I feel as if my heart had been a den of beasts and devils!'
Well, the manger had been a place where beasts had fed.
Have you room for him?
Never matter what the past has been; he can forgive and forget.
It mattereth not what even the present state may be if thou mournest it.
If thou hast but room for Christ,
He will come
and be thy guest."