“Here Is the Church”


"Here is the church, and here is the steeple. Open the doors and here are the people. Here is the parson going upstairs And here he is a-saying his prayers."


Opie-Oxford2: "Newell (1883) collected the first two lines of the text in the U.S.A." - BS


  1. Opie-Oxford2 102, "Here is the church, and here is the steeple" (1 text)
  2. Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #605, p. 240, "(Here is the Church)"
  3. Roud #16226
  4. BI, BGMG605


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (Wood)
Keywords: clergy