EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: YOU-rt MY GOD. YOU-rt MY ONLY JUMP-FOR-JOY. DEFEND ME, LORD.
1. YOU-rt GIFT-TO ME WONDERFUL SUPPORTERS.
MEAN THEY-rt HAVE FAITH LIVE YOUR-rt LAND.
THEY-lf CHOOSE FOREIGN GODS
ALSO JOIN FOREIGN GROUP.
2. YOU-rt MY PART AND CUP.
YOU-rt, ME TAKE-HOLD-OF LIKE PRIZE.
YOUR-rt HERITAGE, ME THRILLED.
MY LIFE GOOD*.
3. MY HEART AND BODY JUMP-FOR-JOY.
MY BODY REST SAFE. WHY?
YOU-rt LEAVE ME BURIED NOT.
NEITHER LEAD YOUR-rt BELOVED OFF-GOAL.
4. YOU-rt SHOW ME RIGHT WAY LIVE
WITH YOU-rt JUMP-FOR-JOY FILL-UP.
WANT STAY NEXT-TO YOU-rt FOREVER.
THAT MAKE ME HAPPY ALWAYS.
JUMP-FOR-JOY - Start with the sign STAND and repeatedly and rapidly raise and lower the DH while curling the FT to show a person jumping.
DEFEND - D-PROTECT.
GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist > signer to show that something is given as a gift.
FAITH - Like THINK TRUST but with elevated hands and eyes to show the trust is spiritual.
GODS - GOD"each".
TAKE-HOLD-OF - (2h)[5:], POs away, FOs up, move down quickly and close to (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, as if grabbing hold of something.
PRIZE - (2h)[Y], POs > signer, FOs ><, hands present reward (award) to person.
HERITAGE - (2h)[H], circle around each other from the shoulder and moving forward, but the action is stop and go.
BURIED - [H], PO down< FO away, descends next to [B], PO > DS< FO away.
BELOVED - CHERISH.
OFF-GOAL - OFF-THE-POINT.
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.
Refrain: For you are my God; you alone are my joy. Defend me, O Lord.
1. You give marvelous comrades to me:
the faithful who dwell in Your land.
Those who choose alien gods
have chosen an alien band.
2. You are my portion and cup;
It is You that I claim for my prize.
Your heritage is my delight,
the lot you have given to me.
3. Glad are my heart and my soul
Securely my body will rest
For you will not leave me for dead
Nor lead your beloved astray
4. You show me the path for my life
In your presence the fullness of joy
To be at your right hand forever
For me would be happiness always
To hear a musical setting of these lyrics (without words), go to Bob Sorem's Hymn MIDI Sequences and click on "For You Are My God".