Kim Snow, along with her husband Kurt Snow, have written original praise songs, hymns and songs for childrens choir. She has set old hymns to new, modern melodies. She has also arranged many hymns for beginner and intermediate piano students. Some of her work has appeared in the publication "The Church Pianist."
To encourage the church and inspire them to rediscover the great hymns of the faith, while helping to train up a new generation of church piano accompanists, she is making the songs listed below available free of charge. We would ask one favor: we would be greatly blessed to hear if you use them in your church!
If these songs bless you and your congregation, please consider making a donation to Kim's work as a church music composer and arranger.
All Things Work Together
I had dropped my children off at Cornerstone Christian School, then met with my girlfriend for a time of prayer. I was interrupted by a phone call from my husband. He said that the building that housed PianoDisc, where our good friend, Tom Lagomarsino, worked had caught fire.
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The Apostles' Creed
One day after morning worship service, a member of our church approached me. He had in his hand a copy of a song that he grew up singing in Holland. It was the Apostles' Creed. He wanted to see if we might be able to incorporate it in our time of singing. I took it home. As I reviewed it, I began to tinker with the melody.
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God's Heavenly Hosts Proclaim
One Sunday in the year 2000, I was not feeling well enough to attend church. While at home, I had a time of prayer and Bible reading. I was so struck by the words of Revelation 4:8-11 that I wanted to write a song based on this passage. I composed the melody and my husband wrote the words.
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Loving Shepherd, Living Water
Loving Shepherd, Living Water is based on Psalms 23. Although there have been many songs written with Psalms 23 as the framework, in this song we tie the themes of Psalms 23 in the Old Testament to Christ the Shepherd as revealed in the New Testament. In verse 1 "he leadeth me beside the still waters" is tied to Christ the "Living Water" (John 4:10). The dark night of the "valley of the shadow of death" is contrasted with the "Light of the World" (John 1:5-8). And finally, in verse 3, the "table before me" is tied to the true and lasting sustenance, Christ the "Bread of Life" (John 6:35).
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Whate'er My God Ordains Is Right
Whate'er My God Ordains Is Right is a hymn written by Samuel Rodigast in 1675, although it was not sung in the English world until Catherine Winkworth translated it in 1863. This new modern setting aptly complements the rich beauty and joy that is ours knowing that whatever our God ordains is indeed right.
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