This is a hymn text written especially for the 12-Step Program, although it also applies to anyone who has ever sinned.
In 2013 a family in our ward was seriously struggling due to the husband’s addictions (among other character lapses). I thought and prayed a great deal about this family, as the wife was (is) a close friend, and I cared deeply about them, hoping they could pull things together before it was too late, especially for the sake of their three children. I also thought a lot about addictions in general, and how the adversary chains us down, before we are even aware.
As I began writing this hymn text, I imagined each of us as a lamb chained down with no way to rescue ourselves. Each of us, no matter what we have done or not done, is 100% dependent on the Lord’s saving power, through His atoning sacrifice.