Updated: Dec 17, 2021
Annie Garretson wrote In Times Like These to help heal and give hope to her community when many of them lost their homes in Colorado. When we watched fire coming over the hill toward our home in 2017, Annie’s voice and words soothed the pain inside me
The song is heartfelt and personal:
In times like these,
when no words could ever say what I mean to convey,
that could ease any pain:
I lean upon a song,
like the mountain here beside me steadfast and strong.
May my voice ring out and hold you,
sing you through the night,
bring a bit of peace,
help put you back to right.
Now that we live with fire danger in our community every year, I frequently turn to Annie’s songs to call the rain and stave the fear that colors our summers.