EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: ALLELUIA-lf! (>) ALLELUIA-rt!
GOSPEL RAISE-UP, EARTH MANY-LOOK-TO-God.
(<) ALLELUIA! (>) ALLELUIA!
PEACE AND JUSTICE SPREAD WILL.
1. GOD BLESS THOSE-lf SHOW"all" COMPASSION.
GOD BLESS THOSE-rt HAVE SPIRIT STRONG.
GOD BLESS THOSE-ctr DECIDE GO-AHEAD
EACH WRONG CORRECT, SOLVE.
2. GOD BLESS THOSE-lf GO-TOWARDS-GOAL JUSTICE.
GOD BLESS THOSE-rt ACCEPT HIM-rt CALL.
GOD BLESS THOSE-ctr BRAVE GO-AHEAD ENVISION
PEACE NEVER END.
3. IF YOU(sing.) GREEDY NOW TIME TREMBLE.
IF YOU RICH SHOW-OFF NOW TREMBLE.
HAPPEN YOU MEET PEOPLE POOR
CHRIST JUDGE YOU, TREMBLE.
4. IF YOU THIRSTY POWER, NOW TREMBLE.
VAIN, YOU WANT WORLD BOW-DOWN, TREMBLE.
RICH AND FAMOUS CAN'T BRING COMFORT,
SEEK HIM-rt, TREMBLE.
5. GLORY HIS-rt IDEA-LIKE STAR DOT-SKY.
GLORY HIS-rt IDEA-LIKE SUN SO-MUCH BRIGHT.
GLORY HIS-rt SHINE-DOWN-ON (2h)#ALL PEOPLE.
GOD SEE #ALL-OF-US SAME-circle.
6. RECOGNIZE HIS-rt JUSTICE, GLORY.
SPIRIT PEACE FROM HIM-rt, GLORY.
GOD POUR-OUT HIS LOVE, GLORY.
BLESS US WITHOUT END.
Notes: ALLELUIA!-lf ALLELUIA!-rt - Twist to lf and sign Alleluia! (CLAP-HANDS~CELEBRATE + open hands into (2h) while lifting) and then twist to the rt and sign Alleluia! again.
GOSPEL - G-NEW. For a QuickTime video of this sign, see ASL Pro: Gospel - 2.
RAISE-UP - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.
MANY-LOOK-TO-God - (2h) move FT towards Heaven as if many eyes were looking to God.
BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime video of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
THOSE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
COMPASSION - HEART + (2h)[5^] descend slightly twice while closing to (2h)[O^] but hands close to heart.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
GO-TOWARDS-GOAL - like the sign GOAL but the DH moves in a vertical circle while going towards the goal to show a constant process.
ENVISION - (2h)[S] are held at forehead with DH closer to head, and hands open to (2h) while separating while FT wg. For a QuickTime video of this sign, see ASL Pro: Vision - 1.
TREMBLE - (2h)[1^], POs down, FOs away, hands vibrate from side to side symmetrically to show legs shaking.
VAIN - (2h)[V] look the signer up and down three times while the signer has a smug look on her/his face.
BOW-DOWN - (2h)[B], POs away, FOs up, are held like the final position of GIVE-UP, then bend these arms twice while bowing at waist once.
GLORY - (2h), POs ><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
DOT-SKY - (2h)[5:], POs and FOs diagonally up, hands jab upwards as if dotting the sky with stars.
SO-MUCH - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, separate while "so much" is mouthed.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
#ALL-OF-US - [A], PO > NDS, FO up touches DS shoulder then [L^], PO > signer touches NDS shoulder.
SAME-circle - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle horizontally. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - standard.
POUR-OUT - (2h)[C] pour out an imaginary container.
Refrain: Alleluia! Alleluia!
Raise the Gospel over the earth!
Peace and justice bringing to birth!
1. Blessed those whose hearts are gentle.
Blessed those whose spirits are strong.
Blessed those who choose to bring forth
right where there is wrong.
2. Blessed those who work for justice.
Blessed those who answer the call.
Blessed those who dare to dream of
lasting peace for all.
3. Tremble, you who build up riches.
Tremble, you with opulent lives.
Tremble, when you meet the poor and
see Christ in their eyes.
4. Tremble, you who thirst for power.
Tremble, you who live for acclaim.
Tremble, when you find no comfort
in your wealth and fame.
5. Glory like the stars of heaven—
Glory like the sun in the sky—
Glory shines upon all people,
equal in God's eyes.
6. Glory to the Word of Justice.
Glory to the Spirit of Peace.
Glory to the God of Love whose
blessings never cease.