EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: WE WANT BECOME (<) YOUR-lf BREAD, (>) YOUR-lf WINE NOW.
LORD PLEASE COME CHANGE US. WE WANT BECOME PROOF YOUR-lf LOVE.
BLESS US HUMBLE. OUR SOUL POUR-OUT, FLOW.
YOU-lf GIFT-TO-us US YOURSELF
WE WANT BECOME YOUR-lf BODY AGAIN.
1. WE ARRIVE YOUR-lf TABLE, OUR LIFE PERFECT NOT-YET.
HELP US HEAL, LORD. WHY? WE BROKEN INSIDE-SELF. MAKE US UNITED AGAIN.
2. LORD, WE STUMBLE HERE, NIGHT DARK. LEAD US NOW, LORD.
WE WILLING FOLLOW. BRING US HEAVEN, OUR HOME.
3. GIFT-TO-us US YOUR-lf BREAD, YOUR-lf WINE, OFFER LIFE.
FEED US. MEAN WE HUNGRY, THIRSTY NO-MORE.
Notes: POUR-OUT - (2h)[C] pour out an imaginary container.
FLOW - SPREADwg.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
GIFT-TO-us - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, hands tip back towards signer to show that something is given as a gift.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
UNITED - COOPERATE.
STUMBLE - DH [P], PO down, FO away, moved forward until the middle finger trips over the NDH , PO > signer, FO > DS.
HEAVEN - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs ><, hands are held high, circle around each other and then separate.
NO-MORE - (2h)[B], POs down, cross at wrists, then uncross moving horizontally and emphatically. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - don't.
Refrain: To be your bread now, be your wine now,
Lord, come and change us to be a sign of your love.
Blest and broken, poured and flowing,
gift that you gave us, to be your body once again.
1. We come to your table with our lives as they are.
Heal us Lord, for we are broken; make us one again.
2. Lord, we stumble through the darkness of night.
Lead us, now, O Lord, we follow; bring us home to you.
3. Give us the bread and wine that bring us to life.
Feed us, and we'll never hunger, never thirst again.
To hear the music (without words), go to Bob Sorem's hymn MIDI sequences and click on "To be your bread."