Midnight Cry stands as one of the all time greats in Southern Gospel music. Originally recorded by Gold City with Ivan Parker as the lead vocal, Midnight Cry has been recorded by many artists in many genres. The Midnight Cry accompaniment track
remains one of the top selling tracks.
I asked Ivan Parker if he knew that this song was going to be a big hit when he first heard it. He smiles, “When I brought this one (Midnight Cry) to the table, I’ll never forget, Eldridge Fox reached over and grabbed a pen and wrote #1 on the lyrics sheet.”.
Ivan Parker still performs “Midnight Cry” at his concerts and
does a wonderful job at making it sound new each time. “It’s honestly a fresh message to me”, Ivan replies when asked how he keeps the song sounding fresh. “It’s like you are singing about something that hasn’t happened yet. You’ve still got to tell the story.”
“I know how much people love that song (Midnight Cry)”, Ivan reflects, “and I know how much it’s blessing me., so there are a lot of times when I’m feeling what they’re feeling”. After hearing Ivan Parker sing this song several times, I believe he’s feeling it as much as the audience. It’s a wonderful song that
blesses me every time I hear it!
I enjoy just about every version of this song that I have every heard. I enjoy hearing large chiors do this song as much as the original version. The Gaither Homecoming Version on the South African Homecoming DVD is one of my favorites. The powerful lyrics to this song are included at the bottom of this page. I hope that they bless you as much as they do me.
The lyrics to "Midnight Cry" are at the bottom of this page.
I hear the sound of a mighty rushing wind and it's closer now than it's ever been I can almost hear the trumpet as Gabriel sounds the chord at the midnight cry we'll be going home
When Jesus steps out on a cloud to call His children
the dead in Christ shall rise to meet Him in the air and then those that remain will be quickly changed at the midnight cry (at the midnight cry) when Jesus comes again
I look around me I see prophecies fulfilling and signs of the times they're appearing everywhere I can almost hear the Father as He says Son go get your children at the midnight cry the Bride of Christ will rise
When Jesus steps out on a cloud to call His children the dead in Christ shall rise to meet Him in the air and then those that remain will be quickly changed at the midnight cry (at the midnight cry) when Jesus comes again
And then those that remain will be quickly changed at the midnight cry (at the midnight cry) when Jesus comes again at the midnight cry (at the midnight cry) when Jesus comes again when Jesus comes again
Checkout This Video of Ivan Parker Singing Midnight Cry