Greg Day


Midnight Cry” was written by brothers Chuck Day and Greg Day, who were born into the ministry. Their mother was a preacher, and everywhere their family was stationed, she would preach as she had been preaching since she was 16.

However, they both found themselves on a downward path. Chuck and Greg got hooked on drugs and alcohol in their early 20s. Things changed when they visited their parents’ home in Adel, Georgia, in 1986.

Together with their family, Chuck and Greg attended church on Sunday morning. Greg remembered the visiting reverend announced that his sermon would be called “The Midnight Cry.” Chuck immediately pulled out a business card from his wallet and wrote the phrase, he knew there was something there.

The two went on listening keenly to the sermon, which stuck to them throughout the day. So, when they went home to their parents’ house, they walked into their living room, knowing that they could absolutely write a song about the sermon.

Greg then started playing a few chords on the piano and all of a sudden, the brothers were already trading verses. Chuck and Greg finished “Midnight Cry” in just half an hour.

That very night, the brothers sang the beautiful hymn at the church service for the first time and the rest was history.

Several months later, the song was sent to a Gadsden, Alabama southern gospel group called Gold City. They recorded "Midnight Cry" with Ivan Parker singing the solo part. The song immediately began to sweep the Christian music world.

Solo Discography

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

A Sound From The Other Side
A Very Present Help
Angels In The Room
Be Blessed
Behold He Is Coming In The Clouds
Even So Come
Every Body Praise The Lord
God's Word Will Stand
Gotta Get The Good News Out
Great And Awesome God
Here Comes The Calvary
He's Faithful
I Get Excited
I'll Consider My Source
I'm Glad I Know The Lord
It Is Good
Living In The Land Of Promise
Lord It Hurts
Midnight Cry
My Hope Lies In You
Ready To Go
Run To The Blood
She Touched His Heart
So You Get The Glory
Sound From The Other Side
The News Is Out
The Offer Still Stands
The Saving Place
Walkin' In The Favor Of God
We're Gonna Rise
What I Believe

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