EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. OUR FARM LAND WE PLOW. TRY OUR BEST PLANT-SEEDS+.
BUT GOD HIMSELF-ctr MUST SEND, RAIN ENOUGH FOR GROW+.
DURING WINTER GOD SEND SNOW. LATER WARM HELP CEREAL MATURE.
WIND'light', SUNSHINE, RAIN'soft' FEEL FRESH.
Refrain: ALL GOOD THINGS SURROUNDING.
HEAVEN SEND TO US.
THANK-YOU, LORD. YES, THANK-YOU.
YOU-ctr HAVE SO-MUCH LOVE.
2. ONLY YOU-ctr CAN MAKE THINGS LIKE WE SEE NEAR AND FAR.
FLOWER SCADS-OF YOU-ctr PAINT-PETALS. STAR DOT-SKY FROM YOU-ctr.
YOU-ctr COMMAND, WIND OBEY. YOU-ctr MAKE SURE BIRD HAVE FOOD.
OF-COURSE YOU-ctr MORE CONCERNED, WE GET OUR DAILY BREAD.
3. YOU-ctr MAKE WORLD OVERFLOW. THANKS EVERYTHING GOOD AND BRIGHT.
TIME-PERIOD PLANT-SEEDS, LATER FOOD COLLECT. LIFE, FOOD, HEALTH.
SO-MUCH YOU-ctr GIFT-TO-us. YOU-ctr LOVE WITHOUT LIMIT.
HOW CAN WE PAY YOU-ctr? WE OFFER HUMBLE HEART.
Notes: PLOW - (2h)[B], NDH PO up, FO away, DH PO > NDS, FO away, DH moves along NDH palm as if plowing it and also supinates as if turning the ground over.
PLANT-SEEDS - [O^], PO down, FO away, moves away while closing to an [A].
CEREAL - [X], PO up, rubs along ND forearm as if harvesting.
MATURE - [M], PO down, FO up, slides up palm of [B], PO away, FO up.
SURROUNDING - , PO down, FO away, circles above NDH , PO > DS, FO up.
SO-MUCH - (2h)[5:], POs ><, FOs away, separate while "so much" is mouthed.
SCADS-OF - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, move forward to show many things.
PAINT-PETALS - NDH [5^], PO up, [H], PO down, both hands move way while the DH paints the petals represented by the NDH.
DOT-SKY - (2h)[5:], POs and FOs diagonally up, hands jab upwards as if dotting the sky with stars.
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.
BRIGHT - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, open to (2h), while separating. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Light - 1.
TIME-PERIOD - [T], PO > NDS, FO up, travels in a vertical plane parallel to the NDH and makes contact with NDH [B], PO > DS, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Period - Time.
1. We plow the fields, and scatter the good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered by God's almighty hand;
God sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine, and soft refreshing rain.
Refrain: All good gifts around us
Are sent from heaven above,
Thank you, Lord, O thank you
For all your love.
2. You only are the Maker of all things near and far;
You paint the wayside flower, you light the evening star.
The winds and waves obey you, by you the birds are fed;
Much more to us, your children, you give our daily bread.
3. We thank you, then, Creator, for all things bright and good,
The seedtime and the harvest, our life, our health, and food;
And all that we can offer, your boundless love imparts,
The gifts to you most pleasing are humble, thankful hearts.