Van Morrison: Mystic songwriter. Hymns to the Silence

Van Morrison has a vast repertoire of music. Most people seem to know only Brown Eyed Girl and Moondance. I addition to more regular Rhythm and Blues and Soul he has a large number of spiritually inspired numbers. I listen to these for a wonderful experience of depth and pathos. I am linking some of my favourites. Enjoy these, the lyrics on the linked You Tube videos to follow speak for themselves 

Van Morrison, OBE (born George Ivan Morrison; 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are regarded as transcendental and inspired; while some of his recordings, such as the studio albums Astral Weeks andMoondance, and the live album It’s Too Late to Stop Now, are widely viewed as among the greatest ever made.

An equal part of his catalogue consists of lengthy, loosely connected, spiritually inspired musical journeys that show the influence of Celtic tradition, jazz, and stream-of-consciousness narrative, such as Astral Weeksand lesser-known works such as Veedon Fleece and Common One.[13][14] The two strains together are sometimes referred to as “Celtic Soul”.