Psalm 126: The Lord has done - Cortez

Psalm 126: The Lord has done great things - Jaime Cortez

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 16 June 2007, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).

Refrain: THE-ctr LORD FINISH DO MIRACLE FOR US.
||: WE FULL JOY, YES THRILLED. :||

1. LONG-AGO WAR HAPPEN, JEWISH PEOPLE ESCAPE"each".
LATER GOD HELP-us US #BACK-TOGETHER ISRAEL.
FEEL LIKE DREAM BECOME TRUE.
WE LAUGH AGAIN, SHOUT HAPPY. Refrain

2. COUNTRY VARIOUS THEY-lf SAY,
GOD DO WONDERFUL* FOR JEWISH PEOPLE, "WOW".
RIGHT* THEY-lf. GOD TRUE-BIZ DO WONDERFUL* FOR US.
WE INSPIRED, SHOUT HAPPY. Refrain

3. IF YOU-ctr BUILD OUR SOCIETY WITH LOVE,
LIKE RIVER MAKE DESERT BLOOM,
DOESN'T-MATTER WE CRY WHILE PLANT-SEEDS"each",
NOW HARVEST, SHOUT HAPPY CAN. Refrain


Notes: THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.

MIRACLE - GREAT WORK. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Miracle.

The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.

JOY - (1) alt.HAPPY. (2) EXCITED. (3) J-EXCITED.

#BACK-TOGETHER - (2h)[B], POs ><, FOs up, are held at respective sides. The hands transition to a C and then a K while rushing towards each other and contacting.

TRUE-BIZ - TRUE + (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, DH brushes from side to side across NDH wrist.

DESERT - DRY THEREABOUTS. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Desert.

BLOOM - (2h)[A] are held together but the hands are twisted like the beginning of CHANGE. Hands twist back while opening to (2h)[5:] with the hands still held together.

PLANT-SEEDS"each" - [O^], PO down, FO away, moves away while closing to an [A] repeating in rows perpendicular to the chest.

HARVEST - [S] holds an imaginary handful of grain, and [B], PO up, FO away, slices through the grain below the NDH.

Lyrics:

Refrain: The Lord has done great things for us.
We are filled with gladness and joy.

1. When God set the captives of Zion free,
we were more like children in a dream.
They you could hear our laughter and cheers;
then you could hear our shouts of joy.

2. They said in amazement to the world,
"Indeed, God has done great things for them."
Truly our God has done great things,
and so we are glad, we shout for joy.

3. Restore all our fortunes, God of love,
like rivers that save the desert lands.
Those who have gone to sow in tears
shall go back to reap with songs of joy.

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