I know of no other hymn writer who could express the remorse and terror of our own sinfulness than Charles Wesley. This powerful song is a cry to the God who has graciously saved us even when we shook our fist in His face and scorned His law for our own. Those whom God is pleased to save know this guilt, this cry of the penitent sinner in Luke 18:13: “God, be merciful to me, the sinner!”. Like this man, we can humbly ask, “Can there be mercy still reserved for me?”. Our joy as Christians is rooted in the fact that we know the answer to this question – YES!