Have I Told You Lately
Van Morrison Lyrics


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Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

Oh the morning sun in all its glory
Greets the day with hope and comfort too
And you fill my life with laughter
You can make it better
Ease my troubles that's what you do

There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine
Like the sun
At the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray to the One

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine
And it shines like the sun
At the end of the day we will give thanks and pray to the One

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

Take away my sadness
Fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles that's what you do
Fill my life with gladness




Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles that's what you do

Overall Meaning

Van Morrison's song "Have I Told You Lately" is a love song about expressing one's feelings, specifically the feelings of love for that special someone. The first two verses ask the question "Have I told you lately that I love you?" and acknowledge that there is no one above this person in the singer's eyes. The chorus goes on to describe how this person makes the singer feel, filling their heart with gladness and easing their troubles. In the third verse, the singer compares this love to the divine, and suggests that they should give thanks and pray to the One.


The song is a beautiful ode to love and reminds us to express our love more often. It tells us that love can fill our hearts with joy, eliminate our sorrows and make life better. The morning sun, also mentioned in the song, adds to this uplifting feeling, as it greets the day with hope and comfort, much like the love shared between the singer and the object of his affection does.


This song is a classic love ballad that goes straight to the heart. With tender, romantic lyrics and a simple, yet elegant melody, it is a perfect choice for weddings, anniversaries, or any other special occasion. It is a timeless reminder of the power of love to bring joy, peace, and happiness to our lives.


Line by Line Meaning

Have I told you lately that I love you
I want to make sure you know how much I love you


Have I told you there's no one above you
I believe you're the best, and no one can compare to you


Fill my heart with gladness
You bring me so much joy and happiness


Take away my sadness
When I'm feeling down, you have a way of making everything better


Ease my troubles, that's what you do
You're my rock, and you always help me through difficult times


Oh the morning sun in all its glory
The beauty of a new day is like the love you bring into my life


Greets the day with hope and comfort too
Just like the morning sun gives comfort to a new day, you bring hope and comfort to my life


And you fill my life with laughter
You make me laugh and enjoy life to the fullest


You can make it better
No matter how bad things get, you always seem to make them better


There's a love that's divine
Our love is both sacred and blessed


And it's yours and it's mine
Our love is only for us


Like the sun
Our love is radiant and shines brightly


At the end of the day
When all is said and done


We should give thanks and pray to the One
We should be thankful for our love and all we have, and look to the One (God) above for guidance and strength


Take away my sadness
You have the power to make all my sadness disappear


Fill my life with gladness
You bring so much joy and happiness into my life


Ease my troubles that's what you do
You are my safe haven and make everything okay


Fill my life with gladness
You bring so much joy and happiness into my life


Take away my sadness
You have the power to make all my sadness disappear


Ease my troubles that's what you do
You are my safe haven and make everything okay




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Written by: Van Morrison

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@bellaberri4062

I Loved My Husband So Much and Still Do.❤
When He wanted to Let Me Know He still Loved Me, He Played This Song 🎵 For Me. ❤
"Have I told You Lately That I Love You" 💕 "There's No One Above You." By Van Morrison.
And
Before, I Met My Love, 😍 I had A Radio in my Teens in 1970 and I sit outside in the Evenings to listen to: "The Hit Pop Songs" 🥰🎵And I listen To Van's M. Songs 🎵 All The Time.🎵 Little Did I Know, I would Meet My Love 😍 Ten Years Later. God, I Long to See My 😢Love ❤️ 💕 ❤️ Again, in Eternity, He Passed Away 3.5 years ago.

I was in a state of Shocked 😢at the time of His departure and I kept kissing Him saying, " Goodbye, My Love- ❤Go With God and wait for Me." I Didn't want Him to Leave Us & and our 2 daughters and our 5 grandchildren.

How, I long to be with Him Again and now, I am torn between wanting to die but, I can't leave right now, not when I have to see our grandchildren grow up . I just Hope when I am in my Death Bed - He will be there to take Me with Him and We can be together forever. ❤



All comments from YouTube:

@terryadleman2115

This is my husband’s YouTube account. I lost him 2 weeks ago and this was our song. It makes my heart sad as I remember him. Our love was Devine. We gave thanks and prayed. This song takes away my sadness. He eased my troubles that’s what he did. Prayers to all who’ve lost loved ones.

@kimmorningstar607

I'm sorry for your loss.. my heart breaks for you as I read this. Love, prayers and hugs sent to you!

@JustLoveOneAnother

Bless your heart ❤️

@markh6816

My wife, Lori, and I, loved this song. I truly feel your pain! I lost Lori, on August 4, 2020, 6 days short of our 35th Anniversary. (She was only 54). Tomorrow would have been our 36th. I miss her every second of every day!

@JustLoveOneAnother

@@markh6816 ❤️

@lynnedelacy2841

So sorry for your loss

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@rodjones5895

Going to play this tomorrow, as i scatter my wife's ashes in her beloved garden.
I shall cry.

@mitchelmike644

Hello Rod, I read your comment and I want to tell you know that I'm sorry that you lost your wife. You can be sure, she is now safe in God's memory. But I would like to give you hope through Gods word, that was written down in the bible for us. Because God promises in the bible lovingly a time, when you will be able to see your wife again here on earth?! For example in Revelations 21:3-5 "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Jesus the Son of God said:.." ...you shouldn't be surprised, because the time will come when all, who are in the graves will hear Gods voice and will come out (John 5:28). He means that there will be a time on earth, when everyone who has lost someone, will be able to hold them in the arms again and welcome them to the new world, a life on earth in peace without sicknesses, disease and misfortune! Actually God is telling you... "have faith in me, I'll make everything up to you, believe in me, I take care because I love you." If you are interested, I can recommend you an very motivating and hopegiving interactive textbook with the theme: Enjoy Life forever/Your loved ones can live again" https://www.jw.org/en/library/books/enjoy-life-forever/section-2/lesson-30/ This book is based on the bible and is about what God will do in the very near future, and how it can give you hope now and for your future. Even if many don't think about God or don't believe in him, God believes in us and offers us humans to be his friend, and in return he will give us peace, joy and security in a coming beautiful world in the near future. I honestly wish you all the strength and the best for your future and send you my best greetings Michel

@ong48

im so sorry x i hope youre ok now ❤

@kimberlyhuang656

A man like you is worth loving…and she is(not was) to have been married to you! May she rest in peace, and you live on to carry your memories till you meet again. Be well!

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