Here is the church

Melody -

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

Finger-game: As the words are repeated the fingers are interlocked with knuckles outwards, the two little fingers are raised to represent a steeple, and the hands turned inside out to reveal a congregation of digits. As the parson 'goes upstairs' the crossed hands are placed back to back, the fingers being intertwined one by one. Finally, the palms are brought together and the thumb appears in a pulpit of the knotted hands.

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