EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1&5. TWO-OF-THEM@rt DISCIPLES TRAVEL E-M-M-A-U-S.
DEPRESSED, INSIDE-SELF GONE.
LOOK-FORWARD JESUS REIGN FOREVER
OVERLOOK STRANGER GO-WITH THEM-rt
REALLY CHRIST RESURRECT.
HAPPEN LATER EAT TOGETHER
REALIZE HE-lf CONQUER DEATH.
2. FISHING ON T-I-B-E-R-I-U-S SEA
NIGHT ARRIVE"step by step" SUNRISE
THEIR-rt WORK SEEM WORTHLESS.
CATCH FISH NOTHING UP-TO-NOW.
STRANGER STAND BEACH SAY (role play from lf)
NET, THROW-net ONE-MORE TIME, FRIENDS. (end role play)
FISH FILL-UP BY-A-HAIR BREAK,
BUT TEAR NOT-YET.
3. HIT* THEY-rt RECOGNISE JESUS
AND THEY-rt HURRY MEET BEACH.
BREAD AND FISH FOR THEIR-rt BREAKFAST
FROM HANDS THEIR-rt LORD.
(role play from lf) PETER, IF YOU LOVE ME,
PLEASE TAKE-CARE MY SHEEP.
IF YOU WANT BECOME SHEPHERD,
FIRST-OF-ALL YOU MUST BECOME SHEEP. (end role play)
4. IF TRAVEL MAKE US TIRED,
OUR WORK SEEM BENEFIT NONE,
IF OUR FAITH IDEA-LIKE FIRE'little' WEAK,
AND OUR MISSION REQUIRE TOO-MUCH,
CHURCH SHOULD LOOK-TO-lf RISEN LORD.
HIMSELF-lf BEAR CROSS FOR US.
IF WE PAY-ATTENTION HIS-lf VOICE,
OUR HEART BURN'high' STRONG AGAIN.
Notes: DISCIPLES - D-FOLLOW.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
REIGN - CONTROL.
SUDDEN-WRONG - [Y], PO > NDS, FO up, twists until PO is > signer and strikes chin to show an unexpected (negative) result.
CRUCIFIED - Pinky side of [S] is "driven" into palm of [B], PO away, FO up, then vice versa + hold (2h)[B] out, POs away, as if on the cross.
ARRIVE"step by step" - ARRIVE is signed by with the DH pauses several times on its advance to the palm of the NDH.
BEACH - NDH [Bb], PO down, FO away, acts as the shore line, and the DH , PO down, FO > NDS, wg while moving towards and spilling over onto the dorsal side (backhand) of the NDH, receding and spilling over again, like waves.
NET - DH , PO > signer, FO up, draws lines down NDH , PO > signer, FO > DS.
THROW-net - Mime throwing a fishing net.
ONE-MORE - (2h)[O^], POs ><, FO s away, hold FTs against each other and the index finger of DH points straight up and then goes back to its oringinal position 2x.
FRIENDS - Interlocked (2h)[X] move in a horizontal circle.
FILL-UP - DH [B], PO down, rises until it slaps bottom of NDH, PO down. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - maximum.
BY-A-HAIR - [F], pulls out a hair with a grimace of pain.
TEAR - Mime tearing a piece of paper.
THEY - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
PETER - P-STONE.
SHEPHERD - SHEEP SUPERVISE AGENT.
FIRST-OF-ALL - , PO down, FO away, supinates like the sign FIRST, but strikes the thumb of NDH [A dot], PO > DS, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: First.
FAITH - Like THINK TRUST but with elevated hands and eyes to show the trust is spiritual. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Faith.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
FIRE'little' - Sign it small.
MISSION - [M], PO > NDS, FO up, circles and lands on NDS pec, like CHARACTER.
RISEN - [V], PO up, FO away, pronates and hops onto the palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For an animated gif of this sign, see Valley Bible Church - ASL dictionary: Resurrection.
BEAR - PATIENT.
BURN'high' - Sign large.
1&5. Two were bound for Emmaus,
disheartened and lost;
all their hope for the future
had been nailed to a cross.
Love unknown then walked beside them,
come back from the dead,
and they knew he was risen
in the breaking of bread.
2. On the Sea of Tiberius,
when the night was nearly gone
and their toil seemed so useless,
not one fish had they caught,
from the shore the stranger called to them;
"Cast your net, friends, once more."
And they filled it to bursting,
but the net was not torn.
3. Then they knew it was Jesus
and they hastened in to shore;
bread and fish for their breakfast
from the hands of their Lord.
"O Peter, if you love me
you must care for my sheep;
if you follow your Shepherd,
then a shepherd you'll be."
4. When the road makes us weary,
when our labour seems but loss,
when the fire of faith weakens
and too high seems the cost,
let the Church turn to its risen Lord,
who for us bore the cross,
and we'll find our hearts burning
at the sound of his voice.