EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: EVERY GENERATION LOVE YOU-ctr. EVERY-MORNING SUNRISE WE WAKE-UP THINK-ABOUT YOU-ctr. EVERY-NIGHT OUR HEART FOLLOW YOU-ctr. EVERY GENERATION LOVE YOU-ctr.
1. PARALLEL EAGLE FLY HEAVEN FAR-AWAY, FAITH MEAN GOD LIFT-UP (2h)YOU.
2. IDEA~LIKE GOD MAKE FLOWER BLOOM GRASS THEREABOUTS, HIS-ctr LOVE MAKE LIFE THRILL.
3. COME-ON (2h)#ALL EXHAUSTED. GOD BLESS WILL. HOW? YOUR BURDEN, GOD LIFT-OFF. ALLOW (2h)YOU REST.
4. LORD, ALLOW MY FAITH YOU-ctr BECOME CLEAR. ONLY SAY RIGHT WORD AND ME HEAL WILL.
Notes: YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
PARALLEL - (2h), POs down, FOs away, move forward. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Parallel.
EAGLE - [bC] is held at nose like a beak.
FLY - (2h)[B], cross hands at wrists and flap hands while moving upwards and away.
FAR-AWAY - , twists while moving away with tongue shuttling from side to side. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Far.
FAITH - Like THINK TRUST but with elevated hands to show the trust is spiritual.
LIFT-UP - (2h)[B], PO down are held high and swoop down while supinating and then rise up again as if helping something mature and the hands continue up and FTs are directed > Heaven.
IDEA~LIKE - A blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which is signed smoothly right afterwards.
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.
THEREABOUTS - , PO down, FO away, circles parllel to the floor. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - approximately.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
EXHAUSTED - TIRED + [V], PO up, FO > NDS, is drawn with effort across the palm of [B], PO up, FO away.
BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
BURDEN - (2h)[B^] are placed on DS shoulder and press it down so that the body tips > DS.
LIFT-OFF - (2h)[C] is placed on DS shoulder and moves as if it is lifting a burden off.
Refrain: Age to age we will love you. Dawning light we will wake with you. Into night we will follow you. We will love you age to age.
1. As the eagle flies to the heavens above, on wings of faith God will bear you up.
2. As the lilies of the field neither toil nor spin, what splendor we find in the love God gives.
3. Come, all you weary, for you are blessed. God will lighten your burden and give you rest.
4. Lord, let my faith in you be revealed. Only say the word and I shall be healed.