EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. FOR ALL BEAUTY IN HIS-ctr WORLD, WE THANK GOD.
FOR SKILL FROM DIFFERENT++ NATION, WE THANK GOD.
FOR FARMER PLOW, PLANT-SEED, GATHER-UP,
FOOD GROW QUIET WHILE WE SLEEP
WHAT WE NEED LATER WILL BE READY, WE THANK GOD.
2. PEOPLE WORK FOR PROPER GOALS, HIS REALLY-WANT SUCCEED.
HAPPEN HELP OUR NEIGHBOR LIVE, HIS WANT* SUCCEED.
WHILE WE TRY TAKE-CARE-OF WORLD,
HELP-lf THOSE-lf HUNGRY, THOSE-rt SAD+.
FOOD WE GATHER, WE SHOULD SHARE, REALLY-WANT SUCCEED.
3. HOLY SPIRIT GATHER-UP NEW SOUL, WE THANK GOD.
GOOD THINGS PARENTS HAND-DOWN TO US, WE THANK GOD.
MIRACLE HAPPEN WE AWED,
FOR TRUTH THAT MAKE US SHOCKED,
MOST SURPRISED THAT WE FIND LOVE, WE THANK GOD.
Notes: PLOW - (2h)[B], NDH PO up, FO away, DH PO > NDS, FO away, DH moves along NDH palm as if plowing it and also supinates as if turning the ground over.
PLANT-SEED - [O^], PO down, FO away, moves away while closing to an [A] repeating in rows perpendicular to the chest.
GATHER-UP - [5:], PO down, FO away, scrapes material into palm of upturned [B] while sweeping > NDS.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
THOSE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
MIRACLE - WONDERFUL(1x) WORK. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Miracle.
AWED - (2h)[S], POs ><, FOs up are held at eyes with awed facial expression and the hands open and then close.
1. For the fruits of this creation, thanks be to God
For the gifts of every nation, thanks be to God
For the plowing, sowing, reaping,
Silent growth while we are sleeping,
Future needs in earth's safekeeping, thanks be to God.
2. In the just reward of labor, God's will be done.
In the help we give our neighbor, God's will be done.
In the world-wide task of caring,
For the hungry and despairing,
In the harvests we are sharing, God's will be done.
3. For the harvests of the Spirit, thanks be to God.
For the good we all inherit, thanks be to God.
For the wonders that astound us,
For the truths that will confound us,
Most of all that love has found us, thanks be to God.
To hear the music (without words), go to All Through the Night and click on "Click Here to Listen to this Irish Song."