EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. WE CAN'T OWN SUNSHINE SKY, MOON OR WILD FLOWER BLOOM"each".
WE ONLY PART LIFE HERE EARTH, AND LIFE FLOW IDEA~LIKE RIVER.
OPEN-MIND, OPEN-HEART HELP US ACCEPT AND SHARE WHAT GOD GIFT-TO US.
MEAN (2h)#ALL HAVE LIFE OVERFLOW CAN. YES, EVERY NATION IN OUR WORLD.
2. HAPPEN PEOPLE TEETH-CHATTER, COLD* ALL-NIGHT. EXHAUSTED, WAIT FOR MORNING.
HAPPEN CHILDREN WITHOUT BREAD CRY, AND WAR ALARM WARN DANGER.
GOD SUMMON"each" WAKE-UP, COME-ON WORK TOGETHER.
MEAN #ALL-OF-US LIFE OVERFLOW CAN. FEEL UNITED WITH OUR NEIGHBOR.
3. GOD SUMMON PEOPLE BECOME PARTNER WORK TOGETHER.
HELP OUR FUTURE GET-RID-OF NEEDS OR FEAR. CELEBRATE LIFE GOOD.
THAT NEW WORLD FAR-AWAY BECKONS US. INVITE US SHARE GOAL.
MEAN (2h)#ALL HAVE LIFE OVERFLOW CAN AND PEACE CONTINUE FOREVER.
Notes: OWN - HAVE or ACCEPT.
SKY - using the FT of the upturned palm, point > sky and sweep the hand > DS. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - sky.
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.
FLOW - (2h), POs down, FOs ><, NDH is held closer to body, both hands swivel forward 2x.
IDEA~LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
GIFT-TO (US) - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist > signer to show that something is given as a gift.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
OVERFLOW - , PO down, FO away, covers top of [S], PO > DS, FO away, and FT wiggle as the hand moves away, like a cup overflowing. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - overflow.
TEETH-CHATTER - (2h)[V:], DH held above NDH like the placement of teeth and the hands alt. move slightly from side to side.
#ALL-OF-US - [A], PO > NDS, FO up touches DS shoulder then [L^], PO > signer touches NDS shoulder.
GET-RID-OF - (2h)[S] grasp an imaginary object and move > NDS to get some momentum, then throw it away by moving > DS and releasing it.
FEAR - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held far from body and move back to body in a wavy pattern.
BECKONS - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
1. We cannot own the sunlit sky, the moon, the wild-flowers growing,
For we are part of all that is within lifeŐs river flowing.
With open hands receive and share the gifts of GodŐs creation,
That all may have abundant life in every earthly nation.
2. When bodies shiver in the night and weary wait for morning,
When children have no bread but tears, and war horns sound their warning.
God calls humanity to awake, to join in common labor,
That all may have abundant life, oneness with their neighbor.
3. God calls humanity to join as partners in creating
A future free from want or fear. LifeŐs goodness celebrating,
That new world beckons from afar, Invites our shared endeavor
That all might have abundant life and peace endure forever.