Upstairs? Downstairs?

One of four songs for when younger people are moving to groups or classes

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Fred Kaan
Tune Name: DIFFERENT ROOMS 4

Lyrics as Poetry

ALL:
Upstairs? Downstairs? God is there!
God is here and everywhere.
In the church and in the street,
God is there for all to meet.

Met in circles, large and small,
we keep listening to God’s call,
keen in love and faith to grow,
more of Christ-for-life to know.

ADULTS:
As you leave us, so we pray:
‘Peace be with you on your way.’

CHILDREN & YOUTH:
‘Peace be with you who stay behind,
God be in your heart and mind.’


Words by
Fred KaanCopyright © 1989 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA and CanadaCopyright © 1989 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Comments About Song


This is one of four short hymn texts written by Fred Kaan during the course of 1987 while he served at Central (Ecumenical) Church in Swindon, England. They are intended to be used at the time in worship services when younger people are about to ‘leave’ to go to their own groups or classes.

The other three selections from the set
(all available on this website) are:

“A House Has Different Rooms”
“Although We Go Our Separate Ways”
“Before We Came to Church”

All four of these texts appear in Fred’s book,
“The Only Earth We Know”.


The Only Earth We Know
(Hymn Texts by Fred Kaan)
is co-published by:Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, IL USA
(for USA and Canada)Stainer & Bell, Limited
London, England
(for all other countries)

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