Veteran singer/songwriter Sammy Ward returns January 31 with a highly anticipated new recording, Hymns Anew. Produced by Nathan Nockels (Chris Tomlin, Keith & Kristyn Getty), the Vibraslap Records release features fresh takes on five beloved hymns, as well as the original title-track written by Ward.
Showcasing a stable of classics–all with newly penned passages thoughtfully underscoring each song’s message–Hymns Anew opens with the rhythmic, organ-driven “Wonder Working Power (There Is Power In The Blood)” and is highlighted by the original title-cut. A reflective piano ballad gently petitioning a perennial freshness of faith that honors Christ, “Hymns Anew” was ultimately inspired by Ward’s love of hymns and the timeless Truth they carry.
North Georgia-native Sammy Ward first landed in the Christian music spotlight nearly two decades ago with his critically-acclaimed 40Records/Gotee debut, My Passion. After a season of full-time music ministry, Ward launched an entrepreneurial career, founding and managing a variety of tech startups. Despite this vocational shift, which Ward calls a “wild God-sized epiphany,” songwriting and worship leading have continued to be a priority for him through the years. Ward and his wife, Angela, live in the Nashville area with their two daughters.
The project also includes the bright, synth-pop “Blessedness (Leaning On The Everlasting Arms)” as well as “Make Me Whole Again (Nothing But The Blood of Jesus),” “Wondrously Saved (Glory To His Name)” and the contemplative “Perfect Plea (Oh How I Love Jesus).”