EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: ALL GLORY, PRAISE, AND HONOR
TO YOU-lf, REDEEMER KING.
CHILDREN SING HOSANNA
WE HEAR THEIR-rt SONG SPREAD.
1. YOU-lf JEWISH KING GOD PROMISE.
CONTROL, DAVID PASS-DOWN.
YOU-lf COME SHOW"all" LORD.
WE BOW-DOWN YOUR-lf NAME.
2. ANGEL SCADS-OF HEAVEN
PRAISE YOU-lf WITHOUT END.
EVERYTHING YOU-lf CREATE
REPLY-TO-Heaven THEIR-ctr SONG.
3. PEOPLE LIVE JERUSALEM
THEY-rt GREET YOU-lf PALM-TREE BRANCH.
PRAYER, PRAISE, AND SONG
APPROACH YOU-lf AND PRESENT.
4. THEY-rt SING PRAISE YOU-lf,
BEFORE YOU-lf SUFFER CROSS.
NOW YOU-lf HEAVEN ADVANCED,
WE SING, RAISE-UP TO YOU-lf.
5. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR PRAISE
LIKE YOU-lf ACCEPT THEIR-rt GREETINGS.
YOU-lf GOOD AND FRIENDLY KING
EVERYTHING GOOD YOU-lf THRILLED.
6. (usually omitted) YOU-lf LORD OUR RIDER.
WE YOUR-lf DONKEY TRUE.
TOGETHER WE TRAVEL
TO GOD HIS-rt CITY HOLY.
Notes: ALL - (2h)[B^], POs up, FOs ><, DH circles around NDH and lands on its palm. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Whole.
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.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
REDEEMER - R-FREE AGENT.
HOSANNA - (2h)[O^], POs ><, down almost to the knees and make them circle up repeatedly in a plane normal (perpendicular) to the chest until they rise up to the level of the head. If you are interested in the word, itself, read on. From the Hebrew "Hoshia na (Save us, please)", but because of the scene of the Triumphal Entry (of Jesus into Jerusalem before the Crucifixion) where the crowd calls this out to him, this has been traditionally used as an exclamation of joy.
DAVID - D-KING.
PASS-DOWN - (2h)[O^], circle around each other from the shoulder and moving forward, but the action is stop and go.
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.
ANGEL - (2h)[B^] touch FTs to shoulders, then arms extended and bent move slightly as if flying gently.
SCADS-OF - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, move forward to show many things.S
CREATE - C-MAKE. JERUSALEM - [B with thumbs flush with other fingers but not folded into palm], touches mouth and then pronates.
PALM-TREE - NDH [5^] grabs the elbow of [3^] and the DH which is held straight up but bent at wrist, twists at the wrist.
BRANCH - (2h), POs down, FOs away, are held along side one another and touching. The DH moves away and branches out to the DS, while the NDH does not move.
PRESENT - (2h)[B], POs up, FOs away, move forward as if offering to give someone something.
CROSS - [C], PO away, FO up, traces cross by moving down, then across.
ADVANCED - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards arcing towards the signer. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
RAISE-UP - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.
GREETINGS - Hands alt. salute from forehead, but hands are more diagonal than a military salute.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
Refrain: All glory, laud and honor,
To Thee, Redeemer, King,
To Whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.
1. Thou art the King of Israel,
Thou David's royal Son,
Who in the Lord's Name comest,
The King and Blessèd One.
2. The company of angels
Are praising Thee on High,
And mortal men and all things
Created make reply.
3. The people of the Hebrews
With palms before Thee went;
Our prayer and praise and anthems
Before Thee we present.
4. To Thee, before Thy passion,
They sang their hymns of praise;
To Thee, now high exalted,
Our melody we raise.
5. Thou didst accept their praises;
Accept the prayers we bring,
Who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious King.
6. (usually omitted) Be Thou, O Lord, the Rider,
And we the little ass,
That to God's holy city
Together we may pass.
To hear a musical setting of these lyrics (without words), go to All glory, laud and honor.