I held on to the first verse and then struggled with completing the song for several years. By the time I was around 20, the "I have been with you..." part (the Jesus verses) inspired and completed the 7 minute version that LW performed live, with Dave Bourque singing the Jesus verses.
When I was in grad school my friend Joan Hastings and I would perform this song at different events. We would turn off all the lights and sing in the dark. Some people didn't like the "I am Jesus" peak. How can someone sing, "I am Jesus"?
These days I am inspired to write more, and faster, than ever before. So, while we are recording all these new songs, "Let Me In" was tugging at my heart. I kept playing it on the piano, which we never used on this song. Finally I told Josh that I would like to record a newer version. He was in.
This song has been with me for a long, long time! And over the years it has kept me focused on my own spirituality, always reminding me to let Him in. This version does not say "I am Jesus", not because I think it shouldn't be sung, but because I know it does not need to be said. I really wanted "I am the way, the truth, the life" to be the peak. Josh's engineering really help make that happen. Also, for the first time in my life, this seems like a sad song. But, it doesn't have to be. It’s all up to the listener.