My favorite memory of Matthew Cranley is from my first year on NET (National Evangelization Teams). We were having daily mass during our ministry training and Matt was the sound engineer for the liturgy while other NET missionaries were doing the music. Anyway, during the Preparation of the Gifts song, something wasn't sounding right with the PA system and Matt goes up to inspect it, and while he was there he noticed with his beautifully-anointed-perfect-pitch ears that the guitarists' (Charlie Keyes) guitar was slightly out of tune. Without hesitation Matt reaches over to Charlie's flat "B" string and tunes it up to the proper "B", which induced a huge smile across my face. 

Ladies and Gentleman, I'm super honored to feature Matthew Cranley on The Psalm. Mr. Cranpops has played in all kinds of worship settings and has even played with Bob Rice! You can ask anyone who knows him and they'll tell you that he is one of the most joyous individuals they've ever met. I'm amazed at his musical abilities and his pure heart.

Thanks, Matt. You rock!

Matthew Cranley serves as a High School youth minister. He leads the Encounter nights on Wednesday nights and assists with all the musical needs of the High School Ministry Program. Prior to his work at SJV, Matt was trained in ministry with the National Evangelization Teams (NET) in St. Paul, MN where he also worked on Mission Staff for two years. After his work with NET, Matt attended Franciscan University graduating with an Associates in Theology. After working as campus minister at St. Leo University in Florida, he is very excited to finally be a Texan again and be close to his family and friends at SJV.

Also, please watch this video of him because it's adorable.

Responsorial PsalmPS 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 Music by Matthew Cranley

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G     D     Bm     C           G     D         C

R. (24) This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.

G     D     Bm     C           G     D         C

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.

Em     D         G

Let us rejoice and be glad

Em     D         G

Let us rejoice and be glad

Click HERE for the rest of the Chord Sheet!

Also, please watch this video of him because it's simply adorable.

And again, another beautifully arranged Psalm by Matthew Cranley

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