Some inspirational Verses from
three of Chris' songs:

We've all done our share of searchin'
For someone to make us feel alright
But the Love we need is in our person
The One we live with day and night
Yes, it all comes down to each of us
And if it is in God we trust
Let's look within, 'cause that's where
we must begin


We invite you to review details on this page and throughout his website, to see if you would like Chris Van Cleave to perform,
write for, or collaborate in one of your spiritual events.


From the early 1970’s, Chris has walked the spiritual path, embracing interfaith studies and metaphysical books of wisdom, and attending seminars and intensive training courses by master teachers and presenters.

“Chris’ ability to tap into the Higher Realms, both lyrically and musically, is profound,” says Judith, his wife and partner for over 30 years.  “His deep sensitivity, personal life experience and empathy with the human condition has created a catalog that covers a song for almost every facet of the human journey, giving us inspirational and insightful songs of encouragement and reflection.”

While roofing barracks in Texas in 1977 and lying out under a dark, starlit sky, Chris heard and wrote music to Alice Bailey’s prayer, The Great Invocation, which has been sung world-wide as an opening invocation for conferences and ceremonies.

During Chris’ seven year sojourn in England 1983 – 1990, Sir George Trevelyan became a respected and good friend and said of Chris’s work:

Poetry and song rightly hold a major place in the new expression.  Chris is both a fine poet and a marvelous singer. (Sir George Trevelyan) 

Having performed in large stadiums when touring as "Jesus" in Jesus Christ Superstar, Chris is comfortable performing in large arenas. He has also performed at many Churches, at Festivals of Mind, Body and Spirit in the UK and States, and for conferences in such places as the A.R.E. in Virginia Beach.  Following one such conference, Larry Dossey kindly validated Chris with the following statement:  

Chris Van Cleave is special. His music is magical, inspiring and transformational. (Larry Dossey)

Chris has spent the majority of his career performing in musical theater and acting. He is now making more time available to perform for consciousness-raising and New Thought events, and welcomes opportunities to collaborate and perform.


When despair and every heartache
Bows into undying Love
When every war and battle ever raged
Grow the wings to rise above
When the shouts of unheard voices
Reach the ears of those who finally
hear the singing
Of their voice
In the First Song


Mirrors have many facets
Seen through very many ways
Every coin has two sides
And you know just where your
treasure hides
Buried deep within the heart of every
living thing
Is a story so old, it's worth much more
Than all the world's gold.



The Lyrics to MYSTERY HEALER Written by Chris Van Cleave were chosen to be included in Prayers for Healing compiled by maggie oman.

"As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, spiritually, and even physically healing. With Prayers for Healing, Maggie Oman invites readers into the healing space she has created within the pages of this daybook to reap its benefits in times of stress, illness, depression, or spiritual longing. With inspiration from such diverse sources as the Tao Te Ching, the Koran, the Torah, Native American texts, and the Bible, contributors include Thich Nhat Hanh, Wendell Berry, Jack Kornfield, Rumi, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marian Wright Edelman, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Marianne Williamson, providing comfort and inspiration on the journey toward rejuvenation and renewal."
With Introduction by the Dalai Lama and forward by Larry Dossey


A small selection of song clips to listen to.
Please note, Chris can perform solo with guitar, or can arrange for larger productions
with other musicians and singers to join him.



See Beyond
To Forgive

On Suicide:
Afterglow &
Here In the Afterglow

On Death:
Within the glory &
Every Now and Then


How Does Love Go
This Is Our World
Slip Away

The First Song


Go In To Find Out
Out of the Clear Blue
Time and Time Again
Don't You Know Me


Isle of View
Let Kingdom Come
Love Living In You
Who Says
Unveiled and Naked
Always My Love

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