EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: A-B-B-A, ABBA HEAVENLY-FATHER. YOU-rt IDEA-LIKE MAN SPIN-POTTERY-WHEEL SHAPE US. WE YOUR-rt C-L-A-Y. WE YOUR-rt WORK.
1. OUR SOUL CHANGE, OUR SOUL CHANGE,
UNTIL WE COPY-lf JESUS YOUR-rt SON.
JESUS YOUR-rt SON. Refrain
2. HEAVENLY-FATHER, REALLY-WANT CONNECT-TO-rt ONLY-ONE.
REALLY-WANT CONNECT-TO-rt ONLY-ONE.
LIKE JESUS INSIDE-SELF YOU-rt AND YOU-rt INSIDE-SELF HIM-lf. Refrain
3. GLORY, GLORY, AND PRAISE YOURS-lf.
GLORY, AND PRAISE YOURS-lf.
FOREVER, AMEN! FOREVER, AMEN! Refrain
Notes: ABBA - , PO down, FO > NDS, touches forehead and then chin. This is an Israeli sign for Abba (Father) and it has already been fingerspelled. You can explain this sign to your Deaf audience beforehand, ifyou wish.
HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH is held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
IDEA-LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
SPIN-POTTERY-WHEEL - Mime spinning a pottery wheel at chest height by grabbing and releasing it on the edges with a twist.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
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.
AMEN - (2h)[B], FOs up, are pressed together and brought down in a long, deliberate motion. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Amen.
Refrain: Abba, Abba Father, You are the potter, We are the clay, the work of Your hands.
1. Mold us, mold us and fashion us
Into the image of Jesus Your Son,
Of Jesus your Son. Refrain
2. Father, may we be one in You,
May we be one in You,
As He is in You and You are in Him. Refrain
3. Glory, Glory and praise to You,
Glory and praise to You,
Forever, Amen, Forever Amen. Refrain
To hear a musical setting of these lyrics (without words), go to Abba Father.