Song 022 – Sir Matthew Charles

By January 4, 2018Songs

Since Roice is the oldest, and his song, A Lullaby, was used for Psalm 1, it only makes sense to use our youngest son’s song, Sir Matthew Charles, as the music for Psalm 150, which is the last Psalm in the Book of Psalms. So, Song 022 provides the music for Psalm 150. Matt was 12 when his song was written. He was playing soccer, and earlier in the day the song was written there was a church volleyball game, where someone spiked the ball at Matt. He was playing football, and who knew Matt would become a strength, bulk, and endurance workout specialist. His muscles definitely ooze these days. Matt likes to talk, and he has learned a lot about what life’s choices pay in the last 18 years. Matt loved computer games, and was very good at Star Craft. He can talk for hours about the Horus Heresy series of thirty plus science fiction books. Both the games and the books are full of places “I can’t even name.” Like many of our society’s most creative folks, Matt grew up living in Lego Land. I have a Star War’s Lego Star Cruiser he built in my office. Matt has a Psychology Bachelor’s Degree from SUU (Southern Utah University). Who would have guessed, when I wrote the words to this song about his “seeking words to sing, the song of the free,” Matt would end up going to Afghanistan, and would join his Grandpa Morris Shirts as a veteran. Matt, thank you for your service! I’m glad you came home safe, and I am very proud of you! Matt has gravitated to oil and gas field work in mud logging and fracking. He currently works for Schlumberger in North Dakota, and we get to see him in Cedar City one out of every three weeks.

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